Expectations for the future are big.
It is a truth that applies in many areas. But rarely are the perspectives spoken so high up, as is the case with self-driving cars.
for years, a string of the world's largest technology companies sold their visions of a førerløs future for aspiring investors, in turn, has pumped billions and billions of dollars in the development of the first generation of driverless vehicles.
And while progress in spite of everything is measurable - already now testkøres self-driving cars in hobevis several places in the world - there is a long wait for a fully førerløs future. Such sounds, according to Reuters, in a new announcement from teknologigiganten Uber, which is among the companies investing heavily in the new technology.
- self-driving cars are going to be a part of our lives. The question of when it happens, is just not safe yet, says Raquel Urtasun, lead investigator in the Ubers Advanced Technologies Group, according to nyhedsbureaet.
- It will take a long time before it can be scaled up, she adds.
Raquel Urtasun spoke at a Reuters event in New York earlier in the week. Here went the conversation in particular on the issue of the driverless future and the potential challenges, Uber faces when they are on a very short time to go public.
- We move all of us toward a model that focuses on car sharing. And probably will in the future no longer be someone who says ’I own a car’, she says, according to Reuters.
It does, however, according to forskerchefen not that the driverless cars are right on the cusp of passing the ordinary drivers of the stick on the roads.
- What is clear is that within the next 10 years will be a mix of both, says Raquel Urtasun, according to the media.
Uber has in recent years made great progress with their self-driving cars. The company met with major resistance after one of their testbiler påkørte and killed a pedestrian in the u.s. state of Arizona in march of last year.
Perhaps, therefore, did Raquel Urtasun a point out of emphasising that Uber will give priority to safety, although at the same time they want to raise large amounts of money from hopeful investors.
By the upcoming ipo seeking Uber a valuation of up to eur 800 billion. dollars – significantly more than the 500 billion., the group was valued at at the last investorrunde.