The future of transportation is both exciting and frightening, with ‘road transportation’ having the most potential for change as a rapidly growing number of vehicles compete for limited road space. This on-road ‘race for space’ raises many environmental and ethical questions about the future of our highways, as well as the proliferation of electric and autonomous vehicles in the digital age.
When fully autonomous, self-driving vehicles are accessible to the general public, they may need much more computing power to deal with the unusual situations that can arise during a complex, fully automated car journey. These situations involve longitudinal challenges such as maintaining a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you, as well as lateral challenges such as pedestrians, other cars, and other objects moving in front of you. All of this will necessitate split-second decisions from trustworthy software and hardware, which can only be accomplished if the vehicle is built to be both safe and stable.
The cyber side of autonomous vehicles
It’s extremely difficult to write stable software. Manufacturers would soon be required to comply with regulations such as ISO/SAE 21434, which ensures that OEMs and suppliers conduct due diligence and enforce cybersecurity engineering over the existence of the vehicle