Bosch brings a long-distance member on the marketJanuary 5, 2020
The long-distance member from Bosch is a new step towards autonomous (or at least highly assisted) driving. The new system, expected at CES in Las Vegas in early January, can also detect minor obstacles.
The autonomous car needs a number of sensors to help its software interpret its environment. But every system has its flaws. Cameras work better in daylight and radars cannot detect small objects. To compensate for these disadvantages, Bosch has developed a long-distance lidar. This laser detection system generates a three-dimensional image of the road. It can work for both short and long distances. This provides more reliable information about objects, people and obstacles that move or stand still, regardless of their size. This lidar can also detect another vehicle or a cyclist, and also an animal, a pedestrian or even a stone on the road. The system still needs to be supplemented with radars and cameras to improve the perception of the computer system and thus enable the car to recognize its environment and move autonomously. Bosch is now ready to build and market this type of lidar.
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