China has a record number of autonomous carsFebruary 14, 2019
At the end of last year, Changan Automobile conducted tests, for which recently received an official entry in the Guinness Book of Records for the “Largest Parade of Autonomous Cars”. At her test site, she collected 55 standalone models. Changan CS55 crossovers lined up and moved at a speed of about 30 km / h for 9 minutes and 7 seconds, during which they traveled a 3.2 km long circle.
For safety reasons, the driver was behind the wheel of each car, but during the movement of the column they did not take control of themselves. Initially, there were 56 cars in the convoy, but the driver of one crossover had to switch the car to manual control, after which it was disqualified.
“The drivers who participated in the test had no contact with the autopilot system at all, because we also need to build confidence in our autonomous system in a short time,” said Chang Guan Automotive engineer who specializes in autonomous systems.
In order to set the record, the company made some changes to the operation of the Changan CS55 autonomous system. Crossovers got improved sensors. They also reduced the area of detection of objects by setting a shorter distance between vehicles traveling in a column.
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