Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.
Tech News 15th April 2015 1544

Driverless Car Is Motoring Towards The MarketplaceDelphi

As you read this, the most ambitious ‘driverless car’ test run yet is in progress in America.

The coast-to-coast trek started on Sunday at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

The 3,500-mile trip ends at the New York International Auto Show on Good Friday.

This journey follow a successful ‘driverless’ 550-mile run in January from Silicon Valley to Las Vegas for the start of the Consumer Electronics Show.

The message is clear, developers are steering the self-driving car towards the mainstream as fast as they can.

The Audi SQ5 being used for the ‘Delphi Drive’ to the Big Apple is equipped with about 20 gizmos including cameras, radar and laser systems to enable the car to map its surrounding and stay on track.

It will be ‘piloted’ by three on-board engineers who will be ready to take over the wheel as required.

There are several routes that the car could take eastwards from Frisco and the most direct route is a scenic and mountainous one across Utah and Colorado.

But there remains a snow risk there as this time of year. It may be telling that Delphi has chosen to go south and then east across New Mexico instead.

If it is spurning wide two lane carriageways through the Rockies, we might presume not to expect a ‘driverless’ car to be tackling the excitement of the Hard Knott Pass in Cumbria any time soon.

But when will cars that drive themselves be available on market?

According to sources, Audi says 2017, Ford and Nissan project 2020 and JLR plump for 2024.

Meanwhile, the Delphi Drive can be followed at www.delphidrive.com

Dave Pinwell

Dave Pinwell is a prolific blogger and IT enthusiast and has kindly allowed us to reproduce his popular weekly IT Talk column first published in the Solihull News. Dave is also CEO of Colebridge Trust and SUSTAiN which play a key role in providing strategic support to Solihull’s Voluntary & Community sector. Dave has extensive experience in the IT sector, with roles including IT Director with Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd.

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