One of the important aspects of Autonomous vehicles is designing each model at different levels. As per IHS, the autonomous level has been identified in 5 different levels. The level has been started from level 1 with driver assistance to level 5 with Full automation or without any driver assistance.
Level 1 – Driver assistance. The driver can assist the vehicle in selected functions e.g., steering or acceleration/deceleration.
Level 2- Partial Automation. The vehicle can be disengaged from the driver’s control for small tasks but should be ready to take ownership at any given point of time and is completely responsible for safety functions.
Level 3- Conditional Automation. Under certain specified conditions, the vehicle is under full control of driving responsibilities but the driver is expected to take full control when it is needed.
Level4- High Automation. The vehicle is equipped to perform with minimum human intervention for all safety-critical functions and respond in many dynamic driving situations.
Level5- Full Automation. The vehicle is fully equipped to perform all sorts of functions without any human driver guidance or driver being present.
Autonomous car models by different companies:-
|Company||Model||Autonomy level||Ranges in miles||Launch year|
|A9 e-Tron||level 4||311||2020|
|Q6 e-Tron||level 4||310||2018|
|Baidu-BAIC Group||N/A||level 4||N/A||2021|
|BMW||iNEXT||level 3 at launch, upgrade to|
level 4 a year later
|Faraday Future||FF -91||level 4||300||2018|
|General Motors||Chevrolet |
|Jaguar Land Rover/|
|Jaguar I-Pace||level 5||298||2020|
|Kia||Niro EV||level 2||238||2018|
|Mercedes- Benz||V-Class||level 3||N/A||2021|
|Navya||Autonom Cab||level 4||N/A||2018|
|Porsche||Mission E||level 4||310||2020|
|Easy Drive||level 2||N/A||2019|
|Easy Drive||level 4||N/A||2022|
A look in the future and inside the BMW Vision iNEXT. What customers can expect? Do you think BMW’s vision iNEXT is raising the bar high in the Autonomous vehicle segment?
In my opinion, the models are in a quite different range, allow the customer to experience once in their lifetime a luxurious technology. The price will be varying for each level, hence, the customers get hands-on as per their needs to choose any of the autonomous vehicles.
The companies are in stiff competition. The automotive market will be bombarded with the latest driverless vehicles in each segment from each manufacturer. However, the time will tell the market receptivity towards the acceptance of such technology.