How Close Are We to a Self-Driving World?

Self-driving cars could revolutionize the way we travel, giving us more time to work, play, learn, and relax on the road. But when it comes to making them a reality, cutting-edge technology is only the tip of the iceberg. So, how close are we ditching driving?

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What Is Lidar, Why Do Self-Driving Cars Need It, and Can It See Nerf Bullets?
https://www.wired.com/story/lidar-self-driving-cars-luminar-video/
“For a look inside this all-important laser sensor, we met up with Austin Russell, the CEO of Luminar, the lidar company he founded six years ago, after dropping out of Stanford at 17. (Slacker.) Russell, who has already signed a deal to work with Toyota, says his sensor can see much farther and with better resolution than anything on the market now. But will it help us shift into autopilot?”

Introducing MARTY, Stanford’s self-driving, electric, drifting DeLorean
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“In our work developing autonomous driving algorithms, we’ve found that sometimes you need to sacrifice stability to turn sharply and avoid accidents,” Gerdes said. “The very best rally car drivers do this all this time, sacrificing stability so they can use all of the car’s capabilities to avoid obstacles and negotiate tight turns at speed. Their confidence in their ability to control the car opens up new possibilities for the car’s motion. Current control systems designed to assist a human driver, however, don’t allow this sort of maneuvering. We think that it is important to open up this design space to develop fully automated cars that are as safe as possible.”

NACTO Releases the Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism
https://nacto.org/2017/10/31/blueprint-for-autonomous-urbanism/
“The Blueprint outlines key tools and objectives for cities to use as they update their physical and digital infrastructure and on every type of street and intersection, from narrow, residential streets to major multi-modal boulevards. Future modules of the Blueprint will expand on these topics with new focus areas including roadway pricing, data partnerships with the private sector, regional planning, designing autonomous networks and autonomous freight delivery needs.”

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20 comments

  1. Hey Seekers! You can read more about the evolution of Tesla’s autopilot features here: https://electrek.co/guides/tesla-autopilot/. These DO make use of ultrasound and radar, just not LIDAR, a controversial stance in the industry (and this research points to why: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1708.09839.pdf).
    As user daniel munoz pointed out in the comments, most recently, they unveiled their ‘Enhanced Summon’ feature, where you just tap a button on your phone and your car can autonomously “fetch” itself back to you from a crowded parking lot: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/09/tesla-rolling-out-enhance-summon-feature-car-drives-itself-to-you.html 🤯
    What do you think? Is Tesla going to make “fetch” happen?

  2. Thumbs down for this advertisment propaganda video.
    LADAR is radiation, it is enough they want to bombard us with china's 5g now they also want to laser us in frequencies we can't detect?

  3. Why make it too complicated and expensive, there is a simpler solution to this problem, we have WiFi, humans and VR situations. So people can pay a company a certain amount per month to use this facility and a humans drive u to places using VR simulations and remote control WiFi. More jobs for the growing population and using human perception and say the person that is driving you to work is not going to be the same person driving you home, for they will be driving someone else straight after you. I didn't need a PhD to solve that problem, simples eekk 😂😂😁😉😎 or just get an uber or cab. Either way you can't rely on AI to solve all your problems, focus on making humans smarter or people need to start using their brains more. Humans naturally make something without thinking of the consequence. E.g we require energy and more of it and yet it is destroying the planet. What do you think of the consequences of making AI eventually smarter than humans and also able to do everything a human can do! Extinction! 👏😢

  4. Self driving cars are another tech pipe/ponzi scheme. They garner investments but make no profit. You would have to revamp the entire road infrastructure from the bottom up to accommodate that wickedly omnipresent human-error ecosystem of other drivers and the pedestrian public. Will take a decade to even get to a semblance of zipping around as freely and carefree as the careful conscientious driver can perform now with high safety. Tech will be good at enhancing the human driver safety factor but self-driving in a complex and chaotic urban environment..good luck

  5. I will NEVER buy an autonomous car! The car and computer I already have breaks down regularly so what happens when this breaks down on the motorway? Dead! No thanks! I’m already a miles better driver than a computer will ever be!

  6. Personally, I can’t wait for the whole self-driving system. People have no idea how dangerous it is to drive on a late Saturday night in many areas, and how many people would still be around if we had this system 5-10 years ago.

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