Ford Motor Company to further accelerate the process of self-driving vehicle development, and launched with Velodyne's latest sensor technology equipped with automatic driving car. The company will add 20 Fusion (US Mondeo) hybrids used in California, Arizona and Michigan Sensor to complete the autopilot test, which also makes its full automatic driving the size of the car to reach 30, about the previous Three times, while this number is also ahead of other car prices.
The newly developed test vehicle is based on Ford's third-generation autopilot platform, which is similar to the previous platform, and is also tested using Fusion hybrids. Ford is also equipped with a more advanced laser radar sensor for its autopilot, which is supplied by Velodyne, Inc., known as Solid-State Hybrid Ultra PUCK Auto, named after Temperature Sensor its size and shape similar to ice hockey The
At present, the lidar sensor detection range is generally about 100 meters, but Velodyne's newly developed lidar sensor detection range of up to 200 meters, and is the first to cope with different driving conditions of the vehicle lidar sensor. The new sensor is also conducive to Ford to speed up the development of virtual driver software. Due to the lightweight and streamlined design, the sensor can be better equipped with vehicles, the installation Pressure Sensor is more flexible and convenient (can be installed in the rear-view mirror). Although Ford reduced the number of lidar sensors from four to two, it was able to obtain a lot of useful data through targeted detection of the field of view.
As early as 10 years ago, Ford has already begun to use Velodyne company to provide the lidar sensor, the first to use the latter laser radar sensor manufacturers. The laser radar accurately scans the vehicle's surroundings by transmitting laser short pulses at a frequency of about several million times per second and can determine the distance from the obstacle. The vehicle's peripheral condition ABS Sensor is displayed in real time in the form of a high-definition 3D image and is fed back To the owner.
Ford pointed out that the successful development and testing of the first generation of autopilot vehicles demonstrated that it was technically feasible in the near future to be fully automated; the second generation of autopilot vehicles introduced Speed Sensor the most advanced electrification architecture; and the new generation of automatic Driving the car platform is integrated computer control unit and sensor technology, which has also entered the mass production stage.
Last summer, Ford announced that its research projects in the field of automatic driving technology were in line with the planned development and are now in the engineering testing phase. The company's R \u0026 D team is also working Throttle Position Sensor to promote the viability of sensing and computing technology production plans, and is still through a series of experiments to improve the algorithm.