Self-driving or say autonomous cars are the future of the car industry. Though Tesla has taken the initial step towards electric car but all the tech companies has joined hands for proving electric and self-driving autonomous car.
Google is currently partnering with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and has a pending deal with Honda Motor Co., with the deal, the company is going to set the self-driving technology on to the real cars.
John Krafcik, Head of Google’s Waymo unit said:
Waymo’s latest set of self-driving hardware and software incorporated a new array of sensors, including an enhanced vision system, improved radar and laser-based lidar, all developed and built in-house. Waymo had reduced the cost of a single lidar unit by 90 percent, to about $7,500. Among major outside suppliers of this technology, Velodyne Lidar Inc and Quanergy Systems Inc both have said they are developing smaller solid-state lidar units that eventually would cost $200 or less.
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Krafcik also said that the Fiat Chrysler si going to tested somewhere around this month on the public roads of California and Arizona, the dates of when the system will ready for production vehicles is still unclear. Stay tuned!