Are you excited for the future of cars? Ford is building self-driving cars in the United States on the year 2021. Collaborating with the competing automaker Volkswagen or abbreviated to VW, Ford is set to create a futuristic dream — not flying cars yet — but safe, driver-less cars. As two leading manufacturers in the world, there is more to cars than its unique Ford seat covers or Volkswagen’s ‘digital cockpit’. Cars are the kinetic innovations for years to come.
While the advancement of technology and immense research aided the invention of proximity sensor tools that enabled Ford Focus’ on parallel parking and Volkswagen Polo’s on braking automatically almost perfectly, these automakers do not settle for less. Self-driving cars are the next big thing for their business world and for the busy Earth itself. Google made waves online on their self-driving car tested on public roads since 2010 and proudly have no record of accident. Victoria Woollaston wrote an article in the alphrwebsite that the car ‘chauffeured’ a blind manto his destination using Google’s LIDAR, one of the car’s camera sensors.
The Man Behind
But Google isn’t the brain of this amazing invention, Norman Bel Geddes was. According to Bonnie Gringer’s article entitled “History of Autonomous Cars”, Norman created the very first driver-less car, an electric vehicle equipped with the use of electromagnetic fields controlled by radio in the year 1939. General Motors made this to fruition in the year 1958 with improvements of sensors which they call pick-up coils that detects the current that is used to steer the vehicle in the proper lane.
Through The Years
Years and tests came to make the vehicle at its best, using cameras as another sensor that Japanese contributed and later the Germans improved. Now in the modern era, self-driving vehicles are also on test in London with safety drivers on board.50 years ago, it may not be what people think that there would be flying cars, at least not so soon. Maybe Ford and Volkswagen’s self-driving car will feature elegant Ford seat covers and Volkswagen’s ‘digital cockpit’ in the near future.