03 Jan '17, 11am

CES: Autonomous cars and the sensors to make them safe

CES: Autonomous cars and the sensors to make them safe

Autonomous vehicles will rely on sensors Plenty of countries have now provided testing grounds for autonomous cars, from entire custom-built towns like the Mcity test facility in Michigan, US, to the streets of popular cities, with concepts like the Lutz Pathfinder on trial in the UK at Milton Keynes. The sites enable car manufacturers, research companies and universities to test out the latest autonomous technology, and it’s here that companies are putting camera tech, radar and lidar through their paces. The three different types of sensors will help to replace the driver in autonomous cars, so they need to be incredibly capable. They need to help a car know what’s happening and how to react, they need to work with the technology available to OEMs, and they also need to be cost effective if we’re to see them adopted on future vehicles. Which sensors are most important th...

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