In recent years, driverless cars are new major automobile manufacturers competing to enter the field, in addition to our well-known Google driverless vehicles, including Toyota, GM, Ford and other companies are also in the development of related technologies and systems, trying to gain an advantage. The following are the results of the latest automobile manufacturers in the field of unmanned vehicles:
Peterbilt 579 Truck Concept
Recently, held in Detroit on ITS World Congress 2014, there has been a concept called Peterbilt 579 driverless trucks. But note that it is not completely unmanned, but close to, can act as a driver, “deputy.”
The cruise control can be maintained with other truck automotive vehicle distance, and stops automatically when necessary. With the driver’s lane departure system can assist function from my adjustments. By integrating GPS functionality, Peterbilt 579 navigation can realize their “last mile”, and in the drivers unfamiliar parking place. Currently, this truck is just a concept, its developer said, Peterbilt 579 truck need to make some adjustments.
The good news is, Peterbilt 579 is also able to remind drivers to restrain myself in the car driving, avoid naps. The bad news is that we still do not know whether the system algorithm of this truck to respond to traffic lights.
GPS Guidance Systems and LIDAR
This is a laser radar system that can monitor objects around the car, so the car GPS navigation under their own driving on the highway. The system is able to change lanes to avoid collision with other vehicles, it can even be moved into or out without the highway.
Caddy not self-driving, but General Motors has announced that in 2016, Cadillac’s CTS configuration “car to car” V2V communications technology. Of course, other car manufacturers are currently developing a similar system, but GM, Ford and other car manufacturers are joining the University of Michigan conducted a project testing. In addition, they also combined the Michigan Department of Transportation, the number of miles of highway in Detroit installed the sensor, to be able to configure the V2V technology, road and traffic conditions vehicle feedback information.
Honda’s Electronic Eye Technology
Honda on ITS also demonstrated a new driverless car technology, which can locate and perception of pedestrians or cyclists crowd. When these people enter the system perspective, it will alert the driver to change direction when necessary or emergency brake.
GM on ITS demonstrated its EN-V2.0 concept driverless cars. The initial version of this car has only two wheels. It uses a camera, radar and V2X technology can perceive the surrounding traffic conditions. It’s very slow, very small size, two EN-V can be parked in a standard parking space. In addition, this car is pure electric vehicles, thus reducing pollution.
Visteon V2X Technology
Unmanned automotive supplier Visteon also demonstrated similar V2X (cars on the environment) technology, which allows cars and other vehicles, “dialogue” and rely on the 5.9 GHz wireless spectrum to interact with the phone.
In addition, when we drive in the moving process, if you encounter an emergency situation, the system can also be sudden brakes to avoid a collision with the front of the vehicle. In addition, it can also be presented to the driver camera pictures taken, to show everything in front of what is happening. If the car driving on the frozen road, it will remind drivers to pay attention to the road ahead.
However, this technology is not self-drive, but it can interact with in-vehicle systems to help drivers drive safely.