Once a year I welcome, as the Chairman and Moderator of the Techsylvaniaconference, a great crowd of tech enthusiasts from all over the world. It's a Technology Event in Eastern Europe (Cluj, Romania).
I believe we are on the verge of a massive revolution in transportation that will equal in scale the introduction of the personal computer or the smartphone - and this revolution is going to happen in the next decade. The Revolution in Mobility will not only impact transportation as we know it but shape cities and how we live in the future in the same way that the introduction of the car or railroads originally shaped our lives.
If you’re interested in devices and apps, you’ve certainly heard of Cyanogen. It’s one of the famous for Android ROMs. But it seems their company interests have changed. They are focusing on self-driving technology now. Why is Cyanogen know? Let’s give you a little background info in case you don’t know it. Android is an open source operating system. That means it can be modified and customized as much as the developer wants.
Driverless car safety has been the main and sometimes feels the only topic of the field in 2017. From the legal aspects to the actual technical implementation, we have to conclude that’s not a minor problem we are discussing. But it does feel that we’ve been more focused, in media at least, on who we will blame when an accident accords, rather than focusing on blinds spots systems and implementing proper tires.
It is estimated that by 2018, 48 million connected cars are going to be shipped worldwide. Because of this, a lot of cities have recognized the importance of adapting the infrastructure in order to facilitate this emerging technology.
The market reach of the connected car is expanding rapidly and research company Gartner predicts in just a couple of years from now, there will be up to 61 million automobiles equipped with data connectivity in production.