Low-cost self-driving cars expected by 2016
May 28, 2013
It is capable only of driving in a single lane at freeway speeds, as well as identifying traffic lights and automatically slowing, stopping and then returning to highway speeds.
But by blending advanced computer-vision techniques with low-cost video cameras, the company is demonstrating how quickly autonomous driving can be commercialized without the expense of laser range-finders called lidars and other advanced systems.
By this summer, the first limited Mobileye systems offering a feature known as “traffic jam assist” will begin arriving from more than five major automobile makers. Those cars will drive safely in stop-and-go traffic, but will require that drivers keep their hands on the steering wheel.
But more advanced systems will be introduced as early as 2016, according to Mobileye.