Philipp Kandal

My thoughts on
mobility of the future

5 min December 4, 2017 in

5 Industries Most Likely to Be Disrupted by the Onset of Driverless Cars

As with the recent increasing malware attacks, cyber security seems to be the main area to be strengthened within the driverless cars field. This will lead to a boom in automakers’ partnerships with software enterprises, with IT shaping up to be the main industry influenced by the onset of autonomous vehicles. But there are other industries …

5 min November 30, 2017 in

What Do Self-Driving Trucks Mean for the Future of Transportation?

In a recent The Atlantic editorial, sub-headlines brand the trucking industry as “ripe for automation”. With 4000 fatalities (in the US only) involving eighteen-wheelers, it’s no wonder self-driving trucks are predicted to hit the roads as soon as possible, so as to partly reduce this number. Navigant Research analysts estimate that in about 5-10 years’ time, most truck …

5 min November 27, 2017 in

Understanding the 5 Driverless Cars’ Levels of Autonomy

You may have seen a lot of new information about driverless cars in recent years. They will disrupt certain industries, they will change the world as we know it, and so forth. Almost all car manufacturers are investing hundreds of millions of dollars into self-driving technologies. But with all that information, one basic fact tends to …

5 min June 1, 2017 in

Taking a Ride in a Self-Driving Uber: Here’s What You Need to Know

Uber has got its eyes on the prize. The company is putting a lot of effort and resources into developing their self-driving technology and providing the first autonomous taxi service in the US. The transportation and ride-sharing giant started its quest to make self-driving Ubers a reality back in 2015. In 2016, the world’s first self-driving …

5 min May 29, 2017 in

How Can Connected Cars Reduce Traffic Problems

We’ve all been stuck in traffic countless times. We’ve all felt our blood pressure rising for being trapped in a sea of cars when we had somewhere important we had to be. It’s a frustrating experience, but it’s something many car owners have come to accept as an unavoidable reality of big-city life. Still, if you’re like …

5 min May 25, 2017 in

How Will AI Influence Tomorrow’s Driverless Car?

At first, there was the PC. Then the smartphone came out and revolutionized our society, the way we interact, and how we do daily tasks. Now, it seems only fair to consider the driverless car the next big thing which will shape the future. Granted, the impact of the autonomous vehicle shapes to be much bigger …

5 min May 22, 2017 in

Microsoft Boosts Effort to Get into the Connected Cars Space with Patent Licensing

The connected car market is expected to grow from 5,1 million units in 2015 to 37,7 million units by 2022, according to a recent report. The market is growing ten times faster than the overall car market, and connected car hardware and software are estimated to bring in $152 Billions in 2020. All these stats …

5 min May 18, 2017 in

How Self-Driving Cars Could Change Today’s Society

Many consider Google being the forefather of autonomous vehicles. However, experiments with self-driving cars have been made ever since the 1920’s. The first vehicle of its kind was developed in the late 80’s by Carnegie Mellon University’s Navlab. It was filled with hardware and impaired from software limitations, but still managed to achieve a hefty 20 …

5 min May 15, 2017 in

3 Technical Issues That Need to Be Addressed about Self-Driving Cars

There are multiple ways you can look at self-driving cars. The most important fact to keep in mind is they have a huge potential. But before they are widely adopted, people need to see them as reliable and trustworthy. It’s one of the reasons why countless car manufacturers and big corporations are investing millions of …

5 min April 7, 2017 in

Apple Is Actually Working on a Self-Driving Car

Rumors about how Apple was thinking of hopping on the self-driving car trend and even building their own vehicle started sometimes back in February 2014. It’s 2017, and we now know for sure that Apple is actually working on technology to develop automated driving. Keep reading this article to find out more about Apple’s secret project. Where, How, What? …