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Originally Posted by RubeRad View Post
The title of the thread is "Driverless cars today... where will they be in 5 years..."
Good point... 4 more years, no telling what technological break through may occur.

On Thursday, the company revealed the first information on its new lidar system. Lidar, a laser-based tool that gives autonomous cars "sight," so to speak, is by far the most popular tool for companies to use for self-driving cars. The one major exception remains Tesla, which believes an array of cameras, sensors and radar will be enough.

Bosch said its lidar system is advanced enough to work in both highway and city driving scenarios. Most importantly, it'll work in concert with cameras and radar as the German company wants to create the highest level of safety when it comes to self-driving cars. Lidar fills a "sensor gap," Bosch believes.
Velodyne will demonstrate a lidar sensor that sets a new industry benchmark for size, versatility and affordability, along with new ADAS software, partnerships and customer relationships.

Velodyne will demonstrate how its lidar sensors and Vella software can be applied to create powerful ADAS solutions with improved safety, including pedestrian and bicyclist avoidance, lane-keeping assist, automatic braking and more. Employing lidar, along with a few inexpensive cameras for redundancy, is a revolutionary approach to safety, allowing vehicles to detect and avoid objects in a range of environmental conditions and roadway settings. To achieve safe deployment of autonomous technology, most leaders agree on redundant systems with both lidar and cameras are a must.
Hey two companies with new LIDAR tech. Bosch has announced that it's solution is in the $1000 per vehicle range, vice $75000 (yes, seventy five thousand... for early prototype LIDAR systems), thus making the Bosch system vastly more affordable.

https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/b...-driving-cars/

Well, let's see what happens in 4 more years.

BTW California has approved the use of low speed autonomous transport systems. https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/18/...california-dmv
Not exactly a car, but your pizza may arrive via a "transporter."
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