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This post is an archive for the Office Hours chat about autonomous cars from Wednesday, April 30 from 1-2pm CDT.
Topics such as advanced driver assistance and its evolution, vehicle-to-vehicle communications, the role of sensors (including sensor fusion), cameras/vision assistance, the use of ultrasound, and much more were discussed today.
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Director, Autonomous Vehicles R&D from TI’s Kilby Labs
In reply to Stacy Wegner:
Stacy, yes, we understand that heavily congested areas will offer interesting challenges, but we have slow speeds to our advantage. The embedded processors will have more time to handle this situation, as opposed to highway driving, where things happen a lot faster, and the risk is higher because of the speeds.
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What do auto makers need to consider when introducing new automated features?
In reply to Nicole Bernard:
Thanks, Nicole. Auto makers will need to think about performance, size, cost, power requirements, reliability, scalability, availability and support when making decisions about electronic systems and components.
There's a lot of news about Google's self driving car. They use an expensive lidar system in their vehicle. What's the practicality of lidar for personal vehicles?
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In reply to Tracy Calabrese:
Thanks, Tracy. We believe that lidar is a key sensor for advanced automotive safety and autonomous driving. We're working hard on the electronics part of the system and with partners to significantly reduce the cost and size of the sensors. Once they are small enough, auto makers will have many more options of placement around the vehicle, while still providing the same quality of 3D data as the current large systems in the roof of the car.
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What will be the benefit of autonomous vehicles?
In reply to Morgan Miller:
Morgan, autonomous vehicles will provide a safer, more convenient and efficient driving experience. The industry believes that autonomous vehicles will also be more fuel efficient.
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