Automobile brands are using self-driving technology to launch leading-edge cars. We now have autonomous cars that seem to be the driving norm of the future. These cars work with little or no human intervention, and through cameras, radar sensors, and light detection, five brands mentioned herein are top contenders in this segment.
These companies have brought innovation to the autonomous vehicle industry. Let’s check them out!
Waymo is easily the leading car company in the self-driving space. This tech-smart brand is a unit of Alphabet Inc and has put most of its focus on transporting goods, which is where it hit its gold mine! But it also drives around people in its Waymo One car. For its self-driving functionality, Waymo cars make use of cameras, radar sensors, and LiDAR. Moreover, microphones that are alerted by sirens from emergency vehicles. This leading-edge brand is definitely a front runner in the autonomous vehicle segment.
2. Tesla Motors, Inc
Elon Musk’s electric vehicle company is also one of the top players too. To be honest, with Tesla’s valuation reaching $300 billion, we’re not surprised. Tesla has built the first all-electric Model S sedan, which is a milestone for automotive engineering. It’s 12 ultrasound sensors and 360-degree visibility makes it a tough one to beat. And that’s not all! It comes with additional features like a 17-inch touchscreen and a glass roof. Tesla means business with this car and leads the market with great innovation.
3. Baidu Inc.
Search-engine giant Baidu Inc. already has over 300 self-driving test vehicles in China and provides a 45-car Robo-Taxi service. Baidu’s autonomous vehicles have completed around 2 million miles in around 23 cities. Baidu has a leading position in self-driving cars in Beijing too. It has also teamed up with other Chinese auto companies like FAW Group, JAC Motor, and NIO.
4. Nissan Motors
Nissan took one of the first initiatives in the self-driving segment. In 2013, it showed off a prototype at the Nissan 360 event in California and said that it will launch a “highly-automated” vehicle by 2020. Fast forward to November 2019, Nissan’s self-driving car, the Nissan Leaf, completed the longest autonomous journey taken on the roads of the United Kingdom. This achievement has made Nissan Motors one of the top autonomous vehicle brands to look out for!
5. Argo AI
Argo AI, a self-driving technology platform, has received over 2 billion dollars in investments from Ford and Volkswagen. Argo AI is envisioned by the two investors to be a manufacturer of self-driving technology for other brands. It will initially manufacture the tech for delivery firms and autonomous taxi services. It also has future plans to sell to consumers.