British car manufacturer Delphi had a successful race from the west to the east coast of the United States (from San Francisco to New York City) is completely self-governing car. During the trip, which was reported in March, self-governing vehicle has traveled 5500 kilometers. Trip from one coast to the other took 9 days. According to the company Delphi, is the first in the history of the United States a similar trip with a self-governing vehicle.
Car Delphi Roadrunner was prepared by engineers and poisoned trip from Treasure Island (artificial island in San Francisco) on March 22. During the journey the car has covered 15 states, including the District of Columbia.
In this experiment, self-managed car faced with a variety of different driving situations, from which he had to extricate himself. On his way there were multiple uploaded dense traffic roads, a variety of complex road junctions, bridges, tunnels, aggressive drivers and all sorts of weather conditions. And although the driver's seat the whole trip was ready for the most unpleasant surprises trained engineers, ready to take control over the car, according to experts from Delphi, was under the independent control 99 percent of all the done way.
For correct and fully autonomous vehicle motion on the roads of America answered numerous technologies that included six long-range radar, four short-range radar, three optical cameras, six sensors Lidar, localization system, different software algorithms, as well as several modern assistance systems driving.
Installed system helps to calculate the trajectory of safe driving on the road, to detect objects located on it, warned of the danger of a frontal collision, and saw to it that the car is constantly kept their lanes. During the trip computer vehicle Roadrunner collected nearly 3 TB of data. The information obtained will help employees of Delphi in the further development of technologies safety self-cars.