With the automotive industry creating innovative products each and every year, it's fair to say most (probably all) automotive businesses want a piece of the autonomous driving pie; and boy, it’s a very big pie! In the late 1980s, everybody was talking about flying cars after watching Back To The Future 2, and this idea has now evolved into a close reality; driverless cars. However, the world has been talking about self-driving cars since way before the 1980s. Engineering.com created this fantastic infographic showing how it stems back to the early 1900s.
Earlier this year, I was one of 100 very lucky people who were invited to ESOC in Darmstadt to live tweet the launch of Sentinel-2B, as part of ESA’s Social Space. It was one of the most incredible 37 hours of my life. Private tours around ESOC, exclusive ESA swag both from our gift bag and the ESA shop,the atmosphere, plus my new found Sentinerd (portmanteau of Sentinel and Nerd) friendship group, made it a day I will never forget! As soon as it was over, I was desperate to relive it and religiously refreshed the @social4space twitter account waiting for the next event.