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We can already see many Tesla model vehicles on the roads, as well as many different cars with differing levels of autonomy embedded in each of them, but where is the promise for fully automated roads? It appears that this vision might need to wait a little bit to become reality.
Even though we are beginning to see more and more autonomous vehicles on the road, including Tesla models, all with different autonomous driving settings, we can say that at large the vision for fully automated vehicles driving down our roads is being delayed.
Why? And when can we expect to see autonomous vehicles driving down the roads of Israel? Until this vision comes to fruition, which solutions can we expect to see? Electric vehicles, scooters, car-sharing, or maybe even drones?
Despite the huge investment that many companies put into this new advancing technology, it seems that there is no real chance to fulfill the futuristic vision of fully autonomous vehicles before the year 2030.
“By now many expected that we’d see robotaxis driving around, but the problems are very complex. Driving on the highway when all the cars are going in the same direction is much easier than handling inner-city traffic.” Axel Schmidt, who leads Accenture’s automotive division globally, said in an interview with Forbes.
“And much of the early research was done in California where there’s not much rain, fog or snow. In Europe’s all-weather conditions the problems were all a bit underestimated with things like snow blocking road markings,” Schmidt said.