This article is adapted from my new book, Modern Computer Architecture and Organization. Second Edition, published by Packt Publishing. For more detail on the mathematics and economics of self-driving vehicle architectures, including details on implementing the CNN image recognition architecture discussed in this article using TensorFlow, please see Chapter 16 of the book.

Overview of Self-Driving Vehicles

Several major motor vehicle manufacturers and technology companies are actively pursuing the development and sale of fully self-driving, or autonomous, motor vehicles. The utopian vision of safe, entirely self-driving vehicles beckons us to a future in which commuters are free to relax, read, or even sleep while in transit and the likelihood of being involved in a serious traffic accident is drastically reduced from the hazardous situation of today.

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