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Acura’s Second Autonomous Car Prototype Unveiled

Acura has come up with its second driverless car prototype which is anticipated to be tested by its parent company Honda, in San Francisco

United States: Acura has unveiled another prototype of autonomous car, which will be tested in San Francisco by the parent company Honda. The new autonomous prototype is a sedan car which is equipped with technologies such as LIDAR, RADAR, GPS Sensors and cameras. These technologies are claimed to be supported by an efficient processing system. The company has mounted the sensors on the roof on the autonomous prototype car, which enables the car to analyse the external environment and velocity of nearby vehicles. On the other hand, with the help of cameras, the car is enabled to detect the shape and size of the nearby objects.

The autonomous prototype is anticipated to be tested at “GoMentum” by Honda. Built in 5,000 acre area and 20 miles of paved roads, GoMentum is a testing ground for autonomous vehicles in San Francisco. The ground is equipped with simulating infrastructure, which crafts desirable conditions for testing the prototype.

According to a recent report published by TechSci Research, “Global Autonomous Car Technology Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2035 – ADAS, Semi-Autonomous, Fully-Autonomous” global autonomous car technology market is expected to witness a CAGR of over 10% through 2035. The market is currently dominated by ADAS segment, which is expected to maintain its dominance over the next twenty years as well. The dominance of this segment can be attributed to anticipated increase in government regulations pertaining to integration of ADAS technologies in passenger cars. Further, semi-autonomous car technology is expected to witness robust growth over the next ten years, owing to anticipated decline in its average selling price coupled with rising volume sales. Region-wise, North America has emerged as the largest contributor in the market for autonomous car technology, followed by Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Middle East North Africa (MENA).

As per TechSci Research, Acura’s second foray into the world of autonomous vehicles has been the result of constant endeavours made by the company in the domain of driverless vehicles. It is anticipated that the company will launch the successful model of driverless car in the coming years. Apart from Acura, several other companies such as, BMW, Daimler, Toyota, Volvo and Ford are also anticipated to launch autonomous cars in the coming years.  

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