Ford snow cars
#Cosmoread: Auto giant Ford snow car over the good weather friends, self-driving cars of the future would be: the company has tested autonomous vehicles on snow-covered roads.
“It’s perfect weather for a car drive itself is one thing,” Jim McBride, Ford technical leader for autonomous vehicles, cars, the company said in a statement. “It is covered in snow, the car’s sensors can not see the road, when to do so is quite another.”
Ford snow car, in collaboration with the University of Michigan, M city refrigerant is testing its cars under the elements – the urban environment in the university fake a 32 acre (13 hectare).
Like other autonomous cars, Ford snow car Driver-less vehicle around to create 3D images which uses laser light, depending on the radar. Ice or some other material covers the environment when, radar and other sensors they are supposed to be navigating the streets can not see.
The Ford snow car system also in bad weather, such traffic signs and other road markings, landmarks and topography above features as roads, including the roads makes high-resolution 3-D maps. Ford snow car autonomous cars are driving around in nice weather, these maps are created. It’s then when the ice, for example, the car’s sensor is stored in the computer to continue navigating the actual road surface above the high resolution maps pinpoint your location and access road infrastructure to pull these up, even that the system can not the road surface “see”.
“Maps developed by other companies do not always work in snow-covered landscape,” Ryan Eustice,
associate professor at the University of Michigan College of Engineering, said in a statement. “We created the map by Ford snow car vehicle with a blanket of snow covered the ground allows for the localization, 3D environment around the car about useful information.”
In addition to being able to navigate, Ford snow car autonomous vehicles can also automatically activate the security features.
“Often the slippery winter roads, autonomous- driving to work in unison with the software is used, the electronic stability control, traction control and vehicle security systems like the general,” McBride said.
Google and Tesla also Driverless cars are tested. Especially during stormy weather vehicles, according to the company’s December report, to pull over until the bad weather passes are prepared, however, Google’s self-driving cars, Mountain View, California, and Austin, Texas in the streets are.