Wednesday, November 19, 2014

First Lady of Emerging Technologies Predicts the Future of Driving

Dr.Satwant Kaur, HP Distinguished Technologist, believes that human error will soon be eliminated from our daily transportation.

Some might say that exciting, futuristic predictions are Dr. Satwant Kaur's forte. Her many awards and accolades celebrate unparalleled accomplishments in technology, and her version of the future can often seem like science fiction.  However, humanity has made great technological strides, and will surely continue to do so; Dr. Kaur believes that in the near future, technology will completely alter how we drive our cars.   

Humanity has known roughly a century with the automobile, perhaps the greatest innovation of its time. Personal travel before the car was slow, uncomfortable, and often reliant on farm animals. Now, about a hundred years later, Dr. Kaur predicts a new, surprising future for cars: that they will become autonomous and self-driving. These self-driving cars could be a reality by as early as 2020, utilizing vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology. According to Dr. Kaur, machines communicate better with other machines than with humans; this is due to predictable programmatic behaviors. Also, the elimination of human drivers would eliminate most car accidents, since many result from human error- we bring with us the element of surprise, often causing these crashes. Therefore, the roadways of the future will be much safer.

Dr. Kaur notes that the easiest way to drive will be using the new technology for autonomous cars. She also believes that roads will be dedicated to the sole use of self-driving cars. Autonomous cars will also be extremely helpful they will be able to recognize and avoid pedestrians, and will be able to identify and avoid construction or other roadway hazards. These may seem like outlandish advancements; however, it isn't as radical to us now as the idea of a pocket-sized computer was thirty years ago. As always, Dr. Kaur reminds us that impressive and radical changes may be nearer than we might think.

Dr. Satwant Kaur
Dr. Satwant Kaur is hailed as the “First Lady of Emerging Technologies®” in Silicon Valley,Media, and the industry worldwide. She is the author of Amazon’s bestseller, “Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments: A journey through evolving technologies”.
Dr. Satwant Kaur is a HP Distinguished Technologist and currently serves as the Chief Technologist - Innovation (HLS) for the Hewlett-Packard Company. Her professional positions have included: Strategist at the Office for the CTO at EMC ; Platform Strategist in Intel Architecture Group at Intel; Director of Development at Symantec; Chief Architect (Allstate) at Computer Associates (CA Technologies); Chief Technology Architect at Quest Software (part of DELL) ; Chief Technology Officer for TIBCO  and Management Consultant. Dr. Kaur has also served on the Board of Panacea Software and  Expert Consultant for Thomson Reuters.
She was also Electrical Engineering Faculty Member at Idaho State University and Computer Science Faculty Member at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT) She is a prolific inventor. She invented Intel’s Reduced Interoperability technologies, CA Technologies’ Event Correlation Engine. At HP, she has invented dozens of lifesaving technologies.
Dr. Kaur is a sought after keynote speaker on emerging technologies at ITEXPO, IEEE conferences on Consumer Electronics, IEEE embedded system workshops, Connected World Conference, and numerous other conferences. Hundreds of Radio Shows have broadcast her interviews. Her live Radio Show segment, “First Lady of Emerging Technologies” on “Computers 2 Know” earned thousands of live audience. She has been interviewed by CBS, Huffington Post and her interviews have been broadcast on hundreds of CBS sites. She received her doctorate in Mobile IP technologies from Oakland University in Oakland, Michigan. She also holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering withdistinction from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India.
Dr. Satwant Kaur, First Lady of Emerging Technologies®, expresses her own personal views and opinions in all communications including all electronic, broadcast, and print media formats. Dr. Satwant Kaur is not endorsed by any third-party affiliation, organization, or employer and all opinions are solely of Dr. Kaur's, and do not reflect the opinions and/or views of any third-party affiliation, organization, or employer. For further information, please refer to her web site Dr. Satwant Kaur may be contacted at

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