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Increased IoT in the Automotive Industry Will Lead to Driverless Cars

December 12, 2018 / Megan Ray Nichols

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is becoming more common in our daily lives. From smart fridges that can remind you when you're out of something to smart garage door openers that allow you to open and close your door remotely, networked devices show up nearly everywhere. Even the accessories in your car — from the onboard Wi-Fi to the entertainment center that can tell you where to go while you're on the road — are considered part of the Internet of Things. As more IoT devices are being introduced in the automotive industry, it's possible that it could, in the end, lead to the adoption of fully driverless cars. Levels of Automation First, let's take a closer look at the levels of automation and what it takes to make a driverless car. Automation is separated into six levels from 0 to 5: Level 0: Level 0 automation is a car with no automation. The vehicle you have in your driveway is probably Level 0. It might have some driver assistance technology like cruise ...