The article discusses the development of an IoT-enabled, 3D object detection system by engineers from Korea’s Incheon National University (INU) for autonomous vehicles (AVs). This system aims to enhance AV navigation and obstacle avoidance capabilities, especially in adverse weather conditions or challenging road situations. Utilizing deep learning technology, specifically the You Only Look Once (YOLOv3) algorithm, it combines point cloud data and RGB images to identify obstacles in real-time, achieving high accuracy rates of 96% for 2D and 97% for 3D object detection. The system’s successful testing using the Lyft dataset in Palo Alto, California, suggests promising potential for mainstream integration of autonomous vehicles. The researchers plan to explore further deep learning algorithms to advance 3D object detection capabilities. Additionally, the article touches on recent developments in self-driving technology and flying vehicles, showcasing advancements and innovations in the transportation sector.