Rimac brought to the streets a “fleet” of autonomous vehiclesJuly 19, 2018
Croatian company Rimac Automobili began testing its own system of autonomous control and published a video, which showed one of the pilot drones. The car, built on the basis of Renault Grand Scenic minivan, is part of the “fleet” of autonomous cars, each of which is used for certain tasks.
Test machines are equipped with a computer platform based on artificial intelligence. The Rimac engineers check the operation of the autopilot algorithms, collect data for further optimization of the system, and also set up the function of the “virtual trainer”, which will become part of the on-board system of C_Two electro hypercar.
The drone presented on the video is equipped with eight cameras, six radars, 12 ultrasonic sensors, an inertial measuring unit and a high-precision GPS receiver. Within an hour the autopilot collects six terabytes of data: they are used to develop models of object perception, route planning and monitoring of the driver’s condition.
The system of autonomous management Rimac develops including for 1914-hp hypercar C_Two. The electric car, equipped with four electric motors, is planned to be equipped with plug-in autopilot, lane-holding functions, monitoring of blind areas, collision avoidance and adaptive cruise control.