10 May '18, 4pm

#Pamplona MIT lab develops tech allowing self-driving cars to navigate rural roads

One way around this is to create systems advanced enough to navigate without these maps. In an important first step, Rus and colleagues at CSAIL have developed MapLite , a framework that allows self-driving cars to drive on roads they’ve never been on before without 3-D maps. MapLite combines simple GPS data that you’d find on Google Maps with a series of sensors that observe the road conditions. In tandem, these two elements allowed the team to autonomously drive on multiple unpaved country roads in Devens, Massachusetts, and reliably detect the road more than 100 feet in advance. (As part of a collaboration with the Toyota Research Institute, researchers used a Toyota Prius that they outfitted with a range of LIDAR and IMU sensors.) “The reason this kind of ‘map-less’ approach hasn’t really been done before is because it is generally much harder to reach the same accurac...

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