The technology used by autonomous vehicles is constantly evolving, but it takes some time for "cars without trains" to completely replace the man behind the wheel.
One of the more complicated tasks that automobile manufacturers and freelance vehicle companies face is that "natural" self-propelled cars have the same interaction with the environment as the human bee at the wheel.
Stopping red light at traffic lights and recognizing traffic signals is a relatively easy task, but the problem arises when the system needs to "read" the intentions of the peak or "listen" if a police officer signals that the vehicle is stationary.
Waymo, founded by Google for the development and testing of self-propelled cars, works precisely to solve this problem. The goal is for your standalone vehicle test to first recognize that you are a police officer, and then they respond appropriately to your command.
In January, Wayne's automotive car successfully passed an interaction test with a police officer.
After that, at a crossroads in the suburb of Finik, Arizona, a traffic light was hit by a traffic light that was placed in the middle of the intersection, giving the cars a stop or catch signal.
The prototype of a Waymo's self-propelled car stopped at a police officer's signal to lose the vehicles entering the intersection in the other direction, and again, at the signal of a bus driver, he started and crossed safely across the intersection.
Waymo also developed software that allowed the stand-alone vehicle to stop automatically when it detects a police car with a rotating rotation behind it.
Incident with Tesla Model S as guideline
The ability of a self-propelled car to respond correctly to the signposting of a bus driver or a public company that, due to road work, stops the vehicles, it is crucial that stand-alone vehicles move safely onto the roads.
To what extent this is significant, the best testimony happened in November on a highway in California. How did he report this? Blumberg, the police patrolling the road doubted that a Tesla Model S had some time at a speed of 110 km / h with a right shifter on.
After that, the car went through a couple of compensations and did not leave the road, the policeman was forgotten when he saw the train disappear and lean behind the wheel.
When the autopilot was activated, the Model S continued to circulate inside the panel at the speed at which it was appropriate.
Tesla cars now have the option of stopping automatically when a rotating police vehicle comes behind them, but thanks to the autopilot, they can slow down and fold up gradually if another slower car is in front of them.
That's why the pilot called another patrol vehicle as support – a police car was behind Model S to warn the other drivers of danger, and another patrol vehicle passed through the Tesla car and slowed down gradually, while the Model S with ridiculous direction was not totally stopped.
After this incident, which ended, Tesla's first man, Ilon Mask, said his company was working to say that "a train that sleeps (or fails) at the wheel wakes up and realizes that his car was safely driven by his own car ". predefined destinations ".
As Mask said, this feature should be available to the owner of Tesla cars by the end of 2020.