Interesting infographic from Axios showing the various sensors cars have and how the club together to create autonomy.
We have some of these on our our newest cars and I can say with certainty that even with them, cars are dumb. I wouldn't trust any car enough to just let it drive on its own.
Biggest issue I run into with the automation available:
- overly sensitive, which can make you overly aware of the surroundings but not necessarily the right part
- inconsistent with distance detection, if there's a variation in the road or the pavement when parking then you need to be focusing 100% on the task the car is performing
- collision detection makes a lot of assumptions, we sometimes hear it beep as the car in front turns while we continue forward and there was never a risk of collision but the car didn't know the one in front was turning
It's a lot of fun to make the car park itself but you have to pay so much attention that it's almost not worth it.
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