Friday, April 11, 2014

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Hands-On: 2015 Hyundai Genesis Flirts with Autonomous Driving


By Scott Schaen on April 7, "...Lane keep assist worked very well if you’re slow to make a slight turn. It doesn’t work for the bigger turns. Similarly, smart cruise control and the automatic emergency breaking system would slow you down a lot, but it won’t bring you to a complete stop. They’re SAFETY features; they’re not intended to auto-drive (yet)..." Read more


Hmmm... We should be happy that they've released something, but C'mon Man... Lane Keeping assist simply is too little too late.  If they are tracking the lanes sufficiently well to be useful in lane departure nudging then why not add the feedback control logic and "lane-center" the car.  Lane centering control is all about short-term steering trajectories to a continuously evolving target - an aiming point a short distance ahead of the car.  Normally, lane edges are readily identifiable well beyond the aiming point .  This allows for the anticipation of any degradation in the ability to lane-center so that the driver can readily be warned that the automated system will be: "challenged soon, be prepared to resume steering!".  Why would Hyundai only let the Genesis only "flirt" and not deliver?  What is Hyundai afraid of?   Same with the braking.  Why can't it bring the car to a complete stop?  The driver always has the option to put his/her foot on the gas and not stop; however, if the situation calls for a complete stop to avoid a crash, please let the system bring the car to a complete stop!  Isn't it re-evaluating the situation every 1/10th of a second or so. What design standard did Hyundai invoke that assessess a situation that required a complete stop, but instead waits too long to apply the brakes, or stops applying them at some speed, or applies them too lightly so as only do crash mitigation and not go all the way to crash avoidance.  C'mon Man!  This can't be true!  Alain



 QNX Technology Powers Mission-Critical Systems in VisLab Autonomous Car Project


April 8, " 04/08/14 -- QNX Software Systems Limited, a global leader in software platforms for in-car electronics, today announced that the QNX Neutrino operating system is powering mission-critical systems in a new autonomous vehicle project developed by the Artificial Vision and Intelligent Systems Laboratory (VisLab) of the University of Parma. These include the systems that perform path and trajectory planning, that provide realtime fusion of laser data and visual data, and that implement the human machine interface (HMI). "... Read more



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