Stanford University has recently developed a new technology that might make driverless cars even more advanced. Thanks to hard-working people and modern means the intelligent cars’ maneuvering skills have become more prepared for every challenge.
Self-driving cars have been introduced for some time, but since technology is changing fast, these automobiles have been updated as soon as new possibilities hit the market. Now the focus is on Stanford’s new imaging technology. This feature improves the concept of the driverless car and makes cars that don’t need chauffer more secure and competent.
The new imaging technology offers intelligent cars a full view of objects that might be out of their peripheral
The technology developed by Stanford gives self-driving cars the possibility to see objects which may not be in their visual acuity. Thus, they could perceive obstacles from the road and other potential threats faster than before the imaging technology was introduced.
The technology is powered by a laser placed next to a button that is highly sensitive and works as a photon detector. When the button is pushed, it shoots pulses of light on the wall. This light will be reflected in the objects hidden in a low or no visibility position and this action will help cars identify objects hidden around corners.
On the other hand, this technology is effective when it’s placed on modern driverless cars. It can detect obstacles like road signs, road markers and even safety vests. An important mention should be considered as well: Stanford researchers say that a person who is wearing non-reflective clothes could be a challenge for imaging technology.
The same team who worked on developing the new technology says that, even if their work means a great progress, there is room for improvement. Now they’re trying to make the technique even more precise and capable to spot all the variables from the real world.
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