Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Self-Driving RobotCar... for $150

UK Unveils 'Affordable' Self-Driving RobotCar - IEEE Spectrum

Oxford's robot car uses cameras and lasers instead of expensive 3D sensors and GPS
unlike Google's self-driving car, the British vehicle doesn't rely on an expensive LIDAR sensor. Instead, Oxford's RobotCar relies entirely on scene recognition (from cameras and lasers), matching live imagery with a preexisting database to figure out where it is, where to go
It could be only 15 years before self-driving systems become commonplace in cities as the price of installing the systems drops: "At present it costs about £5,000, but we're working to reduce that to £100," he said.

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