Taxi order service “Taxovichkof” announced that in St. Petersburg, together with the developer of artificial intelligence systems Ralient and the company Starline, testing of algorithms for unmanned driving of a passenger car, created on the basis of the unmanned StarLine platform.
During testing, it was demonstrated that a self-driving car recognizes a parked vehicle, determines the distance to it and its dimensions, as well as performing a detour maneuver. The rejection of the use of lidars and radars in the StarLine unmanned platform became possible thanks to the use of a three-dimensional recognition module. The lower price of this module in comparison with lidars allows several times to reduce the cost of developing an unmanned vehicle. It can be used to determine objects, their size and distance to them using one camera without using other sensors. This makes Ralient’s Sol SDS AI technology very promising.
It is assumed that in the future, the maximum speed of such an autonomous vehicle will be 110 kilometers per hour. It can be operated in almost any climate and in any weather, at ambient temperatures from -20 to + 50 ° C.
The companies plan to launch up to 1,000 of these self-driving cars into commercial operation by 2023.
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