– July 3rd, 2017
Automated driving is not one single capability. Different traffic situations require different sets of sensors and algorithms. Tier one supplier Continental has introduced techniques and implementations covering a big part of what we understand by “automated driving.” They will all be shown at the upcoming IAA automotive exhibition. The bottom line: Automated driving is etching closer to commercialization.
The Cruising Chauffer is designed to assume the task of driving the car during long, relatively uniform travels at high speed. The system combines (fuses) the input of various sensors like camera, front- and side-looking radar and lidar. At the same time, it combines the functionality of adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane keeping and active steering. Only when the vehicle is approaching the highway exit, it alerts the driver to slip back into its function at the wheel. In cases when the driver is unable to take over, the system brings the vehicle to a safe stop at the curbside. The redundant architecture of the system includes a Safety Domain Control Unit (SDCU) as well as a fall-back level for brakes and steering. The system will be available for series production in 2020, Continental said.
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