Honda, Google talk possible partnership
Honda Motor is in talks with Google to install the tech company’s self-driving systems in the automaker’s vehicles. Honda says collaboration with the Google unit, called Waymo, would allow researchers to learn about the integration of sensors, software and computers. The automaker says that if a deal is reached, it will provide vehicles to Waymo that are modified to handle the technology. The Honda cars would join Waymo’s fleet, which already includes Lexus SUVs and Chrysler Pacifica minivans. tion with an industry-leading perception system and computing platform. According to Delphi, the system will be ready for production by 2019, with technologies including precise mapping without GPS connectivity, 3-D vehicle detection, path planning and free space detection.
Teams from both companies will continue to develop the next generation of sensor fusion technology as well as the next generation humanlike “driving policy”.