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Autonomous Cars 2017: Another Chip Designer Enters Market; Current State Of Self-Driving Tech

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    Technology Technology Mar 21, 2017 02:47 PM EDT

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    Recent autonomous cars 2017 news confirms that another chip maker will be delving into the self-driving market, but is the technology ready for consumers? Some believe that the future of tech lies in the driverless automobile industry.

    However, people who have tried Uber's autonomous cars 2017 models know that there are still risks in riding in a self-driving vehicle. According to TheTelegraph, chip designer company ARM is willing to take the risks of investing into these self-driving cars.

    ARM is mostly known for their contributions in chip design, most prominently in the mobile market. This time around, ARM officially enters the autonomous cars 2017 market with their most recently designed processor dubbed the "DynamicIQ."

    One of the qualms that passengers have in regards to self-driving vehicles is its safety. There are already recorded incidents in the past about fatal accidents that occurred to passengers aboard these autonomous cars.

    This is something that ARM is hoping to fix with their recent processor, an AI that they believe, doesn't exist yet in the autonomous cars 2017 market. ARM Product Head John Ronco described their product as "revolutionary", and that it guarantees the passengers safety when in the hands of these AI drivers.

    ARM now joins the likes of chip manufacturing companies such as Qualcomm, Nvidia and Intel, in the race for autonomous cars 2017 technology. According to TechnologyReview, we are still pretty much far from perfecting the technology behind driverless vehicles.

    The source mentioned that Uber autonomous cars 2017 models still needed passenger intervention in every trip instead of the car completely driving on its own. This was due to the passengers of the vehicle having their doubts with the self-driving AI's safety precautions.

    In previous years, Uber statistics show that passengers had to take control of the driverless vehicle after every 0.8 miles, on average. While this figure is gradually improving every year, completely driverless vehicles still have a long way to go before becoming completely reliable. However, given ARM's innovative contributions to the autonomous cars 2017 market, self-driving AI might be perfected sooner than expected.

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