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How do IntelligentVehiclesWork?
History behind intelligent vehicles.
Present times and intelligent vehicles.
The future of intelligent vehicles.
In the last few years, artificial intelligence as a whole
has become one of the most talked about concepts in
the technological world.With this in mind, car
companies and government agencies have taken this
branch of computer sciences and tried to apply it to
vehicles, with different purposes.
Intelligent vehicles, is the term used for automobiles,
that have the capacity of perceiving the environment
around them, and acting in response to that
environment, without much help from a human
Within the wide array of functions that
intelligent vehicles cover, automated driving
is probably the most profitable and
Google’s roboticToyota Prius, produced in
collaboration with tech company Urmson, is a
functional example of automated vehicles.
The car works with sensors
that recreate the
environment in a digital 3D
Once the map has been
created, the car’s computer
combines that, with high-
resolution maps, and
cameras in the bumpers, to
The system is all guided by
a GPS, in a way similar to
remote controlled cars.
Level 0:The driver completely controls the vehicle at all times.
Level 1: Individual vehicle controls are automated, such as
electronic stability control or automatic braking.
Level 2: At least two controls can be automated in unison, such as
adaptive cruise control in combination with lane keeping.
Level 3: The driver can fully cede control of all safety-critical
functions in certain conditions.The car senses when conditions
require the driver to retake control and provides a "sufficiently
comfortable transition time" for the driver to do so.
Level 4: The vehicle performs all safety-critical functions for the
entire trip, with the driver not expected to control the vehicle at
any time. As this vehicle would control all functions from start to
stop, including all parking functions, it could include unoccupied
In the United States, the National HighwayTraffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has
established an official classification system.
The idea of self-driven cars
has floated in the
technological world, for more
than 70 years, since General
Motor’s Futurama exhibit, in
which futuristic concepts
where, such as this one, were
first thrown around.
By 1950, the first primitive
scale, and real-size, models
were created, one of which
featured coils that would
recognize another object’s
presence and react by
steering towards a different
"The cart successfully crossed a chair-filled room
without human intervention in about five
hours.” In 1979, the first real step towards was
taken in the journey towards intelligent vehicles,
with the Stanford Cart.
Even though it is now relatively primitive,
compared to the options we have now, the
Stanford Cart, presented a thought process
similar to the one we use now. It had image
processing capabilities, that combined with
simple algorithms allowed the vehicle to move
around the chair-filled room.
Parking sensors, automatic night lights.
Remote access to car’s performance: basic
checks and simple analysis will be offered
with the Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric
Digital DriveStyle App. Allows access to key
functionalities of the smartphone in the vehicle.
Developed with road safety in mind and is designed
to avoid distracting drivers during their journey.
Google Glass could be aligned with a car’s
sat-nav system to offer complete ‘door-to-
door’ navigation. When the driver gets out of his
car, Google’s spectacle-style device takes over
guidance to their final destination.
“The car learns, adapts, predicts and interacts
with the driver,”
“Autonomous driving won’t happen overnight. It
will need legislation, more detailed map data,
more computing power and an intensive social
"We are working full speed to introduce
autonomous driving functions into the cars that
come to the market in the next years.”
-ThomasWeber, Mercedes-Benz’s research and development
“driver safety above
all” Open Automotive
emissions” – Forbes,
Cars you’ll be driving in 10
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