Fully self-driving cars are a big topic in many conversations, and a lot of people wonder when they will be road legal. Scientists and engineers predict self-driving cars are going to come out in 2035, even though Elon Musk states, “Tesla is on the verge of full self-driving.” Over the years, Elon Musk has said this many times, so it’s hard to predict when it will actually come out.
Hundreds of tests on self-driving cars are being done every day. Just one test on a car involves tens of thousands of simulations every second and data being collected by more than 20 on board sensors.
Self-driving cars have a complicated system; they use image recognition systems, along with machine learning and neural networks.
They use LIDAR (light detection and ranging) and cameras to collect and combine all the data needed for the systems to find out what is around the vehicle and predict what it's going to do it next.
There are multiple companies developing self-driving cars including Tesla, Google, Waymo, Ford, Uber, and Apple.
According to Forbes, self-driving cars will reduce the amount of car accidents on the road, as well as eliminate the need of most car repairs and medical bills related to car accidents.