What brought you here won't take you there! Automotive at Innovate 2013: The IBM Technical Summit
The automotive industry takes the stage today with a guest post from Manprit Singh, WW Go To Market Manager for Automotive Rational Systems.
What brought you here won't take you there !
The U.S. state of Nevada passed a law in June 2011 permitting the operation of driverless cars in Nevada. Google had been lobbying for driverless car laws. The Nevada law went into effect on March 1, 2012, and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles issued the first license for a self-driven car in May 2012. The license was issued to a Toyota Prius modified with Google's experimental driverless technology.
A 2010 NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) analysis concluded that V2V systems potentially could address 79% of all vehicle target crashes, 81% of all light-vehicle target crashes, and 71% of all heavy-truck target crashes annually.
Electronics and embedded software that makes all this possible now represents 25 to 35 percent of a car’s cost and shows no signs of leveling. Yet at the same time more than 50 percent of warranty repair costs also come from the same source !
Clearly what worked in helping deliver automobiles of past cannot scale up to the needs of today and definitely not for tomorrow.
We are also showcasing the latest the Rational solution for automotive has to offer at the industry solutions demo booth at the conference. So come improve your skills, network with other customers, and discuss challenges and ideas with industry experts, IBM Business Partners and the IBM team.