Volvo’s self-driving cars are thrown off by kangaroos

Volvo’s self-driving cars are thrown off by kangaroos

0 comments 📅06 July 2017, 21:00

Volvo, like evidently every other company, has been working on its autonomous vehicle technology and has run into an compelling problem. While testing its cars in Australia, the company found that kangaroos were both a side and very confusing to its cars.

The vehicles’ detection system has been exposed to hefty animals before – it came across moose while being tested in Sweden and it can sympathize with to deer, elk and caribou. But kangaroos move much differently than other animals and their hopping is throwing off the process. “When it’s in the air it actually looks like it’s further away, then it lands and it looks closer,” Volvo Australia’s detailed manager David Pickett told the ABC.

Kangaroos cause the vast majority of conveyance collisions with animals in Australia but getting the self-driving cars’ detection routine to spot and accurately assess them is just part of the development process. Volvo didn’t ahead to the animals to prevent them from meeting their production deadline.

Volvo has partnered with a mob of companies including NVIDIA and Autoliv as they work on their self-driving technology. It hopes to be enduring its self-driving vehicles available for sale by 2021.

This article, by Mallory Locklear, initially appeared on Engadget, your guide to this connected life.

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