We have not seen in science fiction movies of the future car that he will bring you to your destination without the need for intervention in the management of the person. It all seems a distant future, but a mega-concern 2018-2019 Volkswagen thinks otherwise. The latest development of the company – HAVEit system – already offers a semi-automatic driving mode, which is on a suburban road requires the driver only for monitoring vehicle operation.
The Company announces that at a speed of up to 130 kilometers per hour on the highway, the driver can only observe the work of the car, without interfering with the autopilot HAVEit management. The project, which in total have spent more than 28 million euros, combines the association of systems such as adaptive cruise control and monitoring system for the trajectory of movement of the car in its lane. All received from multiple sensor data processed by the computer, which in turn sends a control command autopilot.
“Creating a new system of semi-automatic driving HAVEit is an important milestone in the history of the development of safe and unmanned ground vehicles of the future,” said the executive director of the research center 2018-2019 Volkswagen, Professor Jürgen Leohold. “Autopilot HAVEit does not relieve the driver from the responsibility for driving and requires constant monitoring of operating modes. The driver can at any moment turn off the system and to take control in their hands.”
In addition, the professor said that HAVEit system, which is a temporary autopilot is primarily intended for situations such as urban congestion and monotonous driving on suburban highway. Tracking ahead going transport in order to maintain a distance, the movement in its lane, timely braking, if necessary, and maintenance of the necessary, the speed specified by the driver, provide the next generation security system that even in the event of falling asleep behind the wheel will not lead to an accident, and in time to stop transport a means to an obstacle.