OFF THE SHELF ROBOT CARS BY 2019
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.”