I wrote about Car Electronics at 2012 and updated the article with many comments. Now here is some new news to car electronics technologies that is worth a new post.
Google’s Self Driving Car Gathers Nearly 1 GB/Sec blog posting by Bill Gross tells that Google’s self-driving car gathers 750 megabytes of sensor data per SECOND! It is capturing every single thing that it sees moving – cars, trucks, birds, rolling balls, dropped cigarette butts, and fusing all that together to make its decisions while driving.
What the brain of Google’s self-driving car sees: The ‘Terminator’s-eye-view’ that shows just what it takes to navigate a city article has an images of what Google’s self-driving cars see when it makes a left turn. It bears a striking resemblance to the view the Terminator sees in the classic sci-fi films. This Is What A Google Self-Driving Car ‘Sees’ At A Stoplight article has also image of the sensor data.
Google: Self-driving cars in 3-5 years. Feds: Not so fast article says that self-driving car could be available to consumers in 3-5 years, the head of Google’s autonomous driving project says. The plan is that Google creates software technology. Ford, Toyota and Audi build cars. Other projections have been for 2020 and beyond.
Tesla Interested in Google Self-Driving Car Technology article tells that Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently sat down for an interview with Bloomberg, conveying the automaker’s interest in bringing autopilot capabilities to its vehicles. Musk and company have apparently already spoken to Google about its still-in-testing tech, but there’s some chance Tesla may strike out on its own system.
The real challenge could be getting the self-driving car approved for use of public highways everywhere, not just the handful of states that allow self-driving cars for test purposes. In the meantime, look for assisted-driving cars that self-drive (loosely defined) under certain limited conditions.