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Solar Storms Could Cause Mayhem With GPS-Reliant Autonomous Cars


Many automakers are promising to release fully autonomous vehicles within the next few years, and GM wants to put one with no driver controls in production in 2019, but these ambitious targets won’t be as easy to achieve as some would lead you to believe.


In a comprehensive report, Bloomberg has revealed that space meteorologists are concerned about how the driverless cars of tomorrow will deal with Solar storms.


Such storms only occur occasionally but result in a massive spike in geomagnetic activity and radiation.


In fact, a satellite currently sits 1 million miles from Earth and acts as a warning point for when Solar Storms are coming.


Senior director of the automotive unit at Nvidia Corp Danny Shapiro says driverless cars also have enough redundancy to pull over and stop in case something like a solar storm happens.


Finally, the sun’s energy flares such as solar storms largely follow an 11-year cycle.


The last one occurred in 2014, so makers of fully autonomous cars have quite some time to figure out how to deal with such issues until our solar system’s star bursts out again.




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