Despite ever more companies seeking to enter the automotive industry, using an increasing number of general purpose technologies proven anywhere from Silicon Valley to the shopping mall, appreciation for automotive engineering process underlines the high level of disciplined required to make driving safer.
Autonomous cars will depend on extensive data supplied by LiDAR and other sensors carefully integrated into the vehicle, not bolted on like today’s research vehicles. Also, data-rich 3D maps and an understanding of the correlation of current and intended location is far beyond a local search on a cell-phone when lives are at stake.
In this free 60-minute webinar, experts discussed the collaboration between the emerging cost-optimised solid-state LiDAR industry and the mapping technology needed to make sense of it. The autonomous car is, after all, so much more than just metal beams and panels and a bucket of bolts.