Thursday, June 20, 2019

To Go the Distance, NVIDIA Built Systems That Could Better Perceive It

Simple rule: If you can’t judge distances you shouldn’t drive. The problem: judging distances is anything but simple. We humans, of course, have two high-resolution, highly synchronized visual sensors — our eyes — that let us to gauge distances using stereo-vision processing in our brain. A comparable, dual-camera stereo vision system in a self-driving car, however, would be very sensitive. If the cameras are even slightly out of sync, it leads to what’s known as “timing misalignment,” creating inaccurate distance estimates.