Category: autonomous

How Connectivity Will Improve Autonomous Driving

Evidently, whether self-driving cars will need to be connected to external databases, maps or whatever is a matter of contention. I always thought they would, to access real-time maps, traffic and road info, etc. In the world of research, however, “autonomous” means the vehicle has no need to connect to any external systems. This article examines how real-world autonomous cars will make use of their persistent connections.

Autonomous and Connected: Better Together

I think I deserve props for not using that Reese’s P-butter Cups analogy. : )

Next-gen sensors for autonomous cars

There are three strategies for implementing advanced safety features that will lead to full autonomy: add still more sensors; reduce the number of sensors by combining functions; use advanced processing to make use of sensor data.

Here’s a look at how vendors and tier 1s are doing all of them.

Sensors: Powerful, Cheap and Multipurpose