Self Driving Vehicles and Software Integration

Autonomous driving is set to change the automobile industry by eliminating the need for a driver behind the actual wheel of a vehicle. This makes getting around safer and opens several other possibilities. Audi already has cruise control options for hands free steering and relies on over 30 sensors to keep your car safely on the road. Others will follow.

There will no doubt be safer and more efficient modes of transportation across the globe, while reducing the stress to our planetary environment through the elimination of fossil fuel requirements. This will dramatically affect our cultures and hopefully make things easier for the world of our offspring and potentially ours.

Predictions say that automatic vehicles will affect full time employees that are currently in position of being a manual driver the most. Truck drivers, delivery drivers, taxi drivers, Uber, Lyft, you name it. It should be mentioned that the freelance auto share industries like Uber and Lyft will also have less and less need of manual drivers which will shape our economy in dramatic way. Everyone will be affected at some point, all the way down to the single mom who is just shopping for a new minivan.

New safety and security protocols will require technological expertise. Who is going to manage the software? Run the master systems? Monitor the data as it travels? Not to mention the maintenance, and the updates, and the upgrades and more. Who will be assisting the auto companies for software related dilemmas as the newer cars wehn even more electronic features are released into society?

There will also be software risks and upgrades to be considered as our cars become more self reliant. Some of these software issues are even happening now, in relations to more simple things such as Bluetooth and Alexa integrations. Someone will have to be there to solve software and hardware related issues, upgrade older auto software programs and install new programs and dealer specific software in our very near future.

We answer that call, and stand ready to assist you in not only with the industries current issues, but are also positioning ourselves to be on the forefront of these types of complexities in the future.

Lower Emissions and Less Auto Pollution

As our level of automotive integrated software continues to grow within the community, there will be direct ecosystem impacts. Air pollution from motor vehicles arise from evaporative emissions from the fueling systems of volatile organic compounds. These emissions and related automotive pollutions are on the frontlines of what we face as we move forward in the 21st century.

Light trucks and automobiles account for about one-fifth of the total U.S. CO2 emissions into our autosphere, according to the National Research Council. Chlorofluorocarbons are currently used as the working fluid in a car’s air conditioning system. These are greenhouse gases that we will look to eliminate or at least greatly reduce in our near future. The United States has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 28 percent below 2005 levels by the year 2025. As such, autonomous vehicles must be assessed not only for their safety but also for their effect on carbon emissions levels. Software located inside the cars computer coupled with mechanical advances will allow for this to happen.

Managing the Technical Side of Things

New safety and security protocols will require technological expertise. Who is going to manage the software? Run the master systems? Monitor the data as it travels? Not to mention the maintenance, and the updates, the upgrades and more. Who will be assisting the auto companies for software related dilemmas as the newer cars with even more electronic features are released into society?

There will also be software risks and upgrades to be considered as our cars become more self reliant. Some of these software issues are even happening now, in relations to more simple things such as Bluetooth and Alexas integrations. Someone will have to be there to solve software and hardware related issues, upgrade older auto software programs to new ones and install new programs and dealer specific software in our very near future. We answer that call, and stand ready to assist you in not only with the industries current issues, but are also positioning ourselves on the forefront of these types of complexities in the future.

As companies advance their software integrations in the future to both aid the ecosystem and the economy, we watch with diligence. Our company will be that evolving answer to all software related issues of the future and look forward to answering that call within the automobile industry as a whole. For now, we are based on our current problems. Things like software related issues and upgrades within your newer model autos head units and applications. But as the future requires a more advanced working level of software integrations, we hope to be able to answer those problems as well.