There’s a hell of a lot of testing that needs to be done to not only get to fully-autonomous cars, but to even have the sort of technology that a lot of modern cars have today like radar-guided cruise control and active braking systems. This is how they test them.
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After inventing the first production three-point seatbelt in 1959, Volvo’s focus on safety only intensified, especially since just having the seatbelt there was no guarantee that anyone would use it. The company also anticipated many safety features that are standard today, most fantastically this backup camera on its 1972 Volvo Experimental Safety Car, or VESC.
Self-driving cars might be just around the corner (or in reality many decades away), so what are you supposed to do in the event of a crash when everyone's just sitting in the car and chatting conference room-style? Ford is trying to stay ahead of the game and has come up with a variety of patents for that, like an astronaut suit and a giant airbag burrito.