FORESEEING THE SMART ELECTRIC CAR FUTURE
Qualcomm's President Wants An Interconnected Electric-Car Wonderland; The technology for self-driving, wireless-charging cars is already here.
Peter Rugg, February 23, 2016 (Inverse)
“Self-driving cars are quickly becoming a reality, but getting a car to steer itself is just the tip of the iceberg, according to Qualcomm President Derek Aberle...Since Qualcomm’s founding, it has] shipped over 340 million chipsets to vehicle manufacturers, creating the technology that will change cars from analog machines to sophisticated digital devices…[Interconnected cars] could sense pedestrians and obstacles around them, directly communicating with the infrastructure of their environment to navigate safely…[Self-parking cars could] get data on open parking spaces after their driver got out…[An interconnected network of vehicles could] communicate with one another during traffic congestion to find the quickest way through…Giving up control of the wheel may not appeal to some drivers, but Formula One racing champion Lewis Hamilton wouldn’t mind one bit…[He] hates driving when he isn’t on the track. So when autonomous cars hit the streets, he’ll have no problem letting Siri take the wheel…” click here for more