Across the U.S., semi-autonomous and driverless cars have taken to the streets more so than ever before. In 2017, California, Texas, Arizona and Washington were among the first states to roll out autonomous vehicles (AVs) on public roads (in limited testing areas). While it can be fun to imagine a world filled entirely with AVs, we’re still several years away from this reality.
Today’s smart cars collect tons of data — not only about the driver but the world around them, too — in order to make driving safer. In anticipation of an automated future, smart cities are also gathering information about our driving habits and behaviors. We’ll take a look at how that data is being used to improve vehicle-to-infrastructure technology and ultimately make the future of driverless technology safer and more efficient.