Porsche will teach cars to come independently at a service station.February 26, 2019
To send the car from the parking lot to the service lift using a tablet – by mid-2019, Porsche intends to present an innovative autonomous control system that will simplify the work for the staff of the service stations.
The new project is being implemented by Porsche engineers together with the startup Kopernikus Automotive from Berlin, which specializes in autonomous movement technologies. The main goal is to teach cars to move independently from their place in the parking lot to the lift of the service station and back. The service staff will have enough of a tablet, with the help of which they will be able to select the free lift and the necessary car with several movements, and then simply activate its “delivery”.
First of all, Porsche together with its partner will carry out full-fledged virtual tests. A virtual copy of the service station and the surrounding area has already been developed for training the artificial intelligence system. To complete all possible scenarios, virtual cars must travel over a million kilometers. Then begin the tests in real conditions. It is assumed that artificial intelligence will drive a car, independently identifying obstacles on the way and the optimal route of movement. At the first stages of “field” tests, the speed of the car will be limited to 7 km / h, and the whole process will be controlled by the person who is driving.
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