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Vision test for autonomous cars

Autonomous driving: Does your car see well enough?

Cars that autonomously and safely navigate from A to B are expected to be a common sight in just a few years from now. But road approval is still a long way off. One crucial aspect: How can we tell a self-driving car has become "blind" with age, i.e., its sensors would need to be replaced? Empa researcher Miriam Elser and her team are looking for solutions.

For the Swiss Digital Day, the researchers will take us for a ride in a specially equipped Lexus RX-450h, which makes its rounds on a 180-meter course on the Empa campus for this research project. The Empa team is thus investigating how the sensors work under different environmental conditions, what data they collect and when they make mistakes – or even fail entirely. You can find more information here.

Join us live on Tuesday, 2 November from 14:00-14:30 to learn more about what and how autonomous driving cars can actually "see". During the live stream, you will also have the opportunity to ask questions to the researchers via chat.

 

When:       2 November 2021 at 14.00 hrs.

Channel:   Empa's YouTube channel at  EmpaChannel

Who:          Miriam Elser, Group Leader Vehicle System

                   Michal Hagmann, Head of Communications

 

Contact:

Annina Schneider ()

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