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Level 4 self-driving cars are expected to take hold in 2024

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Las Vegas — Technology-scale, high-end self-driving cars can take just two years to expand adoption, panelists said at the CES 2022 session on January 5.

Equipped vehicle Autonomous functions are usually organized into classes, Level 5 is the best. Level 1 is the lowest class of automation and is defined by including a single automated system for driver assistance such as steering and cruise control. Level 4, on the other hand, does not require human interaction in most situations. However, the driver has the option of manually overriding it.

“We are now seeing small Level 4 applications,” said Robert Brown, Chief Strategy Officer of Spartan Radar, in a panel discussion. “That’s great, but when do you see the relative scale? When do you start impacting your supply chain, when do you start putting pressure on it, and when do you start making your supply chain safer?

“I am very confident in companies such as Spartans that sell Level 4 technology. Where our roadmap is is that technology will take hold in the 2024 and 2025 production years. I feel that. “

Mr Brown added that self-driving cars do not change instantly. There is still a step-by-step process for adoption. However, within a few years, there can be a turning point in its adoption.

I am very confident about the companies that sell Spartan and other Level 4 technologies, and where our roadmap is.

Robert Brown, Chief Strategy Officer of Spartan Radar

“As I said before, the fleet will be automated first,” Brown said. “And now it’s all about goods and fleets.”

He added that the industry has moved from R & D to autonomous production trucks. Brown said it could make a lot of sense given supply chain pressures such as driver shortages and coronavirus pandemics.

The panel discussion was part of an annual showcase of key technologies in various industries. Self-driving cars were a major concern in trucking.

“The explosive growth and activation of Level 4 automation will truly change the way products and ultimately people move,” Brown said. “It’s an incredibly exciting time to be at a turning point where OEMs are partnering with startups for billions of dollars to make this happen.”

Aurora Director Melissa Froelich said in a discussion that it is important to work with government partners to support the evolution of technology. She said the main challenge is to ensure that regulation catches up with and is consistent with technology.

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“We are all trying to understand what the path is as we move forward,” Froelich said. “In some cases, we’re talking about developing a whole new industry. It’s back to something Robert. [Brown] I said before. How to work and walk with regulators and industry, show what we are doing here, here is the role, how fast we are going, this is where we go next By the way. What do you need from us? “

Mr Brown argued that the correct implementation of self-driving car technology is important in terms of keeping up with the world stage and addressing current supply chain issues. He pointed out a shortage of drivers as an example. The American Trucking Associations estimate that the industry needs an additional 80,000 drivers.

“I spent a lot of time at CES. Most people here know that I’m an eternal optimist, but if we don’t stop doing this as a country, we Is in a hurt world, “Brown said. “This technology for our supply chain doesn’t know what we’ll do if we don’t stop it. Over 70% of all goods in this country are trucked. The number continues to grow. “

Brown also said it was important to address concerns by educating the general public about self-driving cars and showing that they can drive safely compared to human drivers.

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