Putting a Fine Point on Vehicle Locator Tech
If you want your car to drive itself, it has to know precisely where it is at all times.
The GPS technology cars use today in their navigation systems is accurate to only about 15 feet. That’s enough to tell you what road your on, but it isn’t nearly sharp enough to help a self-driving car change lanes or know where to stop at an intersection, notes Mark Vogel, portfolio director for safety domain control systems at Mitsubishi Electric.
That’s where the company’s new HD Locator system comes in. It can pinpoint a vehicle’s position within one inch, thanks to high-definition maps, dual-frequency GPS, an inertia module and the software to integrate all those inputs, Vogel says.
HD Locator is in advanced development and is expected to reach the market soon. Click HERE to learn more about Mitsubishi Electric technologies.
According to Frank Jourdan, president, Chassis & Safety Div., Continental Contitech AG (continental-corporation.com), the high-resolution 3D flash LIDAR (HFL) technology that the company is developing for deployment in automated driving systems in the 2020+ timeframe provides an array of benefits.
Elio Motors is something of a brash company.
To know that 3,000 cars have been delivered since October 2015 would undoubtedly result in a shrug: in 2017 Toyota delivered 387,081 Camrys, so that 3,000 is less than one percent, and this is in one year, not just over two.