There are at least 263 companies racing towards autonomous vehicles (AVs), according to the “Future of Transportation Stack,” an investment information resource produced by the venture capital firm Comet Labs. At Texas A&M, mechanical engineering researches are working to help the advancement of this industry. During the summer of 2017, the mechanical engineering department conducted a study in which they tried to find if autonomous vehicles could help disabled individuals navigate campus. The results of the study are still being finalized, but the timetable for self driving cars becoming the norm is still a long way off, according to Robert Brydia, Texas A&M Transportation Institute senior research scientist.
Source: Henry Mureithi