Pop Rivet Distributor Bay Fastening Systems Comments on New Developments in Self-Driving Cars

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Bay Fastening Systems releases a statement following new developments from companies that are designing technology for self-driving cars.

On June 10, Bay Fastening Systems, a pop rivet distributor, issues a statement about new technology being developed to enable safe self-driving cars.

According to an article by the New York Times, multiple companies, such as Google and Mobileye Vision Technologies, are in the process of developing and testing technology for self-driving cars. Some systems, like Google’s, use a combination of cameras, radar and laser range finders. Google’s vehicle has driven over 500,000 test miles in California. According to the article, it is capable of complex driving maneuvers and is able to “merge onto freeways, drive safely through intersections, make left and right turns, and pass slower vehicles.”

The technology behind complex self-driving cars is currently too cost prohibitive to make it a viable option for commercial use. Mobileye Vision Technologies has used a less complex technology that only costs a few hundred dollars to create a self-driving vehicle. Although it cannot perform complex functions like Google’s vehicle, it does represent a potential way that self-driving vehicles can one day be commercialized.

In the meantime, Mobileye is finding alternative uses for its technology. According to the article, “Mobileye has recently begun offering the third generation of its technology, which companies like Volvo have promoted for its ability to detect pedestrians and cyclists. Nissan also recently gave a hint of things to come with a demonstration of a car that could automatically swerve to avoid a pedestrian who walked out from behind a parked car.”

Bay Fastening Systems, a distributor of many types of fasteners, including the blind rivet, is encouraged by the development of new self-driving technology. “Because we interact with customers within the transportation industry frequently, we are very excited to read about self-driving technologies,” says Richard Nappi. “In the future, self-driving technology has the potential to change the transportation industry in massive ways.”

Bay Fastening Systems is a full service distributor of engineered fastening systems that include blind rivets, pop rivets, drive rivets, solid & semi-tubular rivets, military spec rivets, lock bolts, inserts and specialized installation systems. Founded in 1962, Bay Fastening Systems has become a leader in the fasteners industry through its continuing commitment to quality service, deep product knowledge and consultation, and an easy ordering process.

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