As more and more automakers develop autonomous driving technology, experts believe that the industry needs a single standard sooner rather than later.
Multiple automakers have announced their plans to have self-driving cars by 2020, and a panel of experts at the Michigan Automotive Summit in Detroit expressed the need for a “standard which would make the entire industry rise around it much faster.”
One panelist described the race for autonomous vehicles to that of the battle over the most ideal visual/audio recording format in the 1970s and 1980s. What’s most important however is the technology used for vehicle-to-vehicle communication, so that an autonomous Toyota model can communicate with an autonomous Mercedes, for example.
Currently the states of Florida, California and Nevada have all passed legislation to allow self-driving cars for testing purposes.
[Source: Automotive News]