Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Apple Self-Drive Tech is Self-Contained, for Easy Deployment

Apple has a different approach -- creating a "thing" that can be grafted onto any vehicle to make it self-driving. Apple has been working on its own version of autonomous driving, codenamed Project Titan.

...the majority of the compute stack is likely contained within the roof unit itself, rather than stored elsewhere in the vehicle, and noted that it had six LiDAR units on the front and back. Such a self-contained unit would be pretty easy to pop onto any car really without requiring many additional modifications to the vehicle itself, which is probably why Apple has opted for such a design...


Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Coming Soon to a Road Near You (if you live in California)

Next year, autonomous cars without human drivers will be allowed on California roads.

The California Department of Motor Vehicles will allow autonomous cars without steering wheels, foot pedals, mirrors, and human drivers behind the wheel to be tested on its roads starting next year. The department released its revised regulations today governing the safe deployment of autonomous vehicles on public roads.

Read more at the Verge