Have you ever wondered how much visual data humans are bombarded with every second? Researchers have calculated that our optic nerves transmit approximately one million bits of information to our brains every second. This calculation assumes that our retinas have already compressed this incoming information before it makes it to our brain’s gray matter.
Cars can also understand their environments in a number of ways. Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), which rely on cameras and radar systems, have made car travel significantly safer in recent years. Now manufacturers and suppliers such as ZF are working on the next stage: autonomous driving. When cars can drive themselves, human error – statistically the most likely cause of accidents – will no longer be an issue.