Juniper Research reveals there will be more than 367 million connected vehicles in worldwide use by 2027, up from 192 million this year. This 91% growth will be driven by advances in ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) and the increasing capabilities of in-vehicle infotainment systems.
Tesla buyers will be able to purchase the “full self-driving” feature for $12,000 up until September 5th, but following the latest price increase, the software will cost five times as much as when it was first introduced (in January 2022) as a $3,000 add-on.
The development of autonomous cars is incremental. Most newer cars already have some form of driver assistance system focused on pedestrians’ safety.
The development of autonomous vehicles is already at an advanced stage, but the big question is whether and when it will become mainstream. Despite the efforts companies like Tesla put in autonomous solutions, the new generation of vehicles keeps causing problems in traffic.
Citizens of Munich and Tel Aviv could be riding in driverless taxis as early as next year. Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, presented an electric vehicle for transporting up to six people that will be used for their commercial robotaxi service.
Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce an upgrade to the Full Self-Driving Beta (FSD Beta) software used in Tesla cars. The billionaire and innovator briefly said that the new version will “blow our mind”.