Self-driving cars need sensors such as cameras and radar in order to ‘see’ the world around them. But sensor data alone isn’t enough. Autonomous vehicles also need the computing power and advanced machine intelligence to analyse multiple, sometimes conflicting data streams to create a single, accurate view of their environment. Known as ‘sensor fusion’, it […]
If people outside of the car industry have heard of lidar, there’s a good chance it’s thanks to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. While most teams working on self-driving cars see the light-based technology as an essential tool, Musk insists it’s a false hope – an expensive misstep that distracts from perfect, camera-based vision. Musk and […]
Available now on GitHub to facilitate the creation of groundbreaking autonomous driving innovations. VIA Technologies, Inc. today announced the availability of VIA-AI source code and documentation on GitHub.
What are the core differences between these three sensor types? Which type represents the best foundation for the Level 5 autonomous vehicles we expect in the near future?
We’ve already covered what autonomous driving is. Now, let’s take a look how this futuristic world of self-driving cars will benefit society in more ways than one. There will be improved safety, less traffic, convenient parking, more free time, and environmental benefits.