Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Intel: The Road to Our Driverless Future Runs Straight Through the City

Short city blocks represent the longest leg ahead on my autonomous journey at Intel – not in distance, but in engineering complexity. Most of today’s self-driving cars – or cars with Level 3 conditional automation – have already shown they can safely travel long distances on a highway. Consider the 3,400-mile cross-country trip my team and I engineered two years ago at Delphi. Ninety-nine percent of the time we were in self-driving mode and safely navigated all kinds of weather – even staying on track when the lane markings disappeared. But things get much trickier when you leave the well-marked highway.