Unmanned systems will gain capability improvements from integration of sensors, signal processing and computer vision software, Frost and Sullivan said Monday.
“Though various driver assistance systems are available today, improved obstacle and navigation technologies that can interpret unexpected behavior ““ such as cyclists moving in traffic ““ will be essential for the deployment of autonomous vehicles,“ said Jabez Mendelson, Technical Insights research analyst.
The report finds that military applications account for the dominant usage of unmanned vehicles at present as the lack of standards, regulatory requirements and changing technology platforms pose challenges to commercial unmanned systems.
Mendelson stressed the need to develop high-quality sensors in order to gain regulatory approvals.
“Integration with next-generation signal processing systems will also extend application scope to include surveillance, cargo carriers and driver assistance systems and pave the way for the mass production of unmanned vehicles,“ Mendelson added.