The IMP takes the high-resolution images from the latest automotive CMOS digital cameras and performs high-speed, low-power signal processing. The RH850 MCU accepts the chassis control commands from the R-Car SoC and transmits these commands to the various electronic control units (ECUs) used.
There’s not a lot of difference between a fully automated parking system and a fully autonomous car when it comes to the technology involved. A combination of logic and control will be needed. Supplier trust is the most important ingredient the automakers can leverage to maintain trust with their customers.
It looks like a self-driving vehicle, but of course it’s not. Testing for market acceptance is somewhat more difficult than making a car drive itself. University of MI uses right hand drive cars with the human driver covered up to test occupants in a similar way.
Chief Scientist and Research Director, Transportation at TRL, Alan Stevens, commented: “While this survey looks at a relatively small and self-selecting sample of people, it is pleasing to see that so many of them were open to using an autonomous vehicle.
Please attend AV’17 in Detroit to see a great lineup of speakers, including my panelists talking about how collaboration and innovation go together with open standards in the new data-DRIVEN world of connected and autonomous cars.
Super Cruise’s self-drive mode primarily relies on LiDAR sensors (The Tesla S, X, and 3 models produced since October have none), cameras, and radar sensors. For mapping, Super Cruise reportedly relies on data from GeoDigital, in which GM is an investor, which offers over 160,000 miles of highway data in the US and Canada.
It makes perfect sense that a liability averse company like GM will play it safe (this is a safety feature, not a novelty), besides Super Cruise was almost ready for release years ago before it would have been considered a self-driving feature.
Part of being Intel is doing great PR, like the “news” they would eventually open Fab42 in Arizona. Within two weeks of the big press announcement to spend $7B Intel told suppliers the project was “on hold”. We’ll see how the $15B spend with Mobileye is really used, eventually.
Once an automaker sells 200,000 electric cars in the U.S., the credit phases out. Tesla has already sold more than 126,000 vehicles since 2008, according to estimates by WardsAuto, so not everyone who buys a Model 3 will be eligible.
Exactly why you should never sell, or buy a product based on government incentives. None of the major automakers are troubled by this subsidy cap since very few actually want an EV. Tesla changes this.