Autonomous driving describes the largely self-guided movement of vehicles. They are not controlled by a human being, but by microprocessors, which evaluate data from different sensors and cameras.
Autonomous vehicles are also known as self-driving cars. At the moment almost all major car companies are working on concepts for self-driving cars. And even tech companies like Google have entered the market. The technology, however, is still afflicted by security problems. Self-driving cars are vulnerable to attacks from hackers and remain at risk of traffic accidents caused by software errors.
Until recently, cars produced in China were widely considered cheap, unsafe and ugly. But times are changing. New well-funded startups are helping transform China into the latest hub of automobile development. And they're banking their success on three decisive changes to the industry: E-mobility, connectivity and autonomous driving.