OFF THE SHELF RO­BOT CARS BY 2019

The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

AUTO tech com­pa­nies Del­phi and Mo­bil­eye have teamed up to bring au­ton­o­mous steer­ing sys­tems to cars by 2019, with a de­mon­stra­tion set to take place at the Con­sumer Elec­tron­ics Show (CES) in Las Ve­gas next year.

Wheels last year re­ported the progress of a driver­less Del­phi Audi Q5’s road-trip to the same show. Apart from ask­ing the hu­man driver to take con­trol at a sec­tion of road­works with no boards or lines, the Del­phi sys­tem drove with no mishaps across the USA.

The part­ners’ CSLP plat­form will next be demon­strated in com­bined ur­ban and high­way driv­ing at CES in Las Ve­gas next year and Del­phi is con­fi­dent the sys­tems can be in­stalled in cars dur­ing 2019. The au­to­mated driv­ing so­lu­tion will use the al­ready proven tech­nolo­gies, rang­ing from Mo­bil­eye’s Sys­tem on a Chip (SoC), which will be used for real-time map­ping, to Del­phi’s full cam­era, radar and Li-DAR suite. In ad­di­tion, teams from both com­pa­nies will de­velop the next gen­er­a­tion of sen­sor fu­sion tech­nol­ogy as well as the next gen­er­a­tion hu­man-like “driv­ing pol­icy”.

Del­phi pres­i­dent and CEO Kevin Clark said the part­ner­ship will give cus­tomers an in­creased level of au­to­mated ca­pa­bil­i­ties faster and more cost ef­fec­tively. “The col­lec­tive ex­per­tise … will ac­cel­er­ate the cre­ation of new ap­proaches and ca­pa­bil­i­ties that would likely not have been pos­si­ble work­ing alone. This is a win­win for both com­pa­nies and our cus­tomers.”

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