Google made some noise last year when it was awarded a patent for driverless car technology, but they are not alone in this endeavor. Major automakers — General Motors, BMW, Audio, and Volkswagon — are building and testing working models of self-driving cars. Nevada has made these cars street legal, and Florida and Hawaii are reviewing similar legislation.
This infographic breaks down the technology that might be found in a driverless car. Cameras, navigation systems, radar ranges, and infrared sensors all work together to give a car the ability to process and interact with its environment.
Not only is a driverless car a reality, but many believe it could be even safer than human drivers. This graphic illustrates the dangers of distracted driving, and how human error factors into car accidents. Take a comprehensive look at the damages, injuries and fatalities that might someday be avoided when driverless cars take over the roads.
Driverless car infographic courtesy of Denver auto accident lawyer Daniel R. Rosen. With offices located across Colorado, the Law Offices of Daniel R. Rosen has handled tens of thousands of auto accident and injury cases over the past three decades.