You may have seen or read about them on the news. Ridesharing services and tech companies like Google are already using them.
Automobile industry experts predict that children born today may never have to learn how to drive because of them.
That’s right. We’re talking about autonomous, self-driving cars.
While the look and sound of them may seem scary at first, these smart and capable machines have the ability to solve historically overwhelming, prohibitively expensive, age-old challenges in transportation: traffic congestion, car accidents and fatalities, driver infractions and increasing access to reliable transportation for all.
These incredible vehicles are already on the road and slowly but surely expanding their footprint.
Analysts say they are well on their way to joining the mass market.
While this development is good news to most, autonomous cars cannot function on today’s networks. They’ll need data updates of a whopping 12 to 15 gigabytes per day, or 200 to 300 gigabytes per month. To make widespread use of autonomous cars a reality, more capable and expanded home networks will essential.