MIT researchers have invented a simulation system to train driverless cars, helping them to learn to navigate a host of worst-case scenarios before driving down real streets. The system creates a photorealistic world with infinite steering possibilities, teaching autonomous vehicle control systems to experience hazardous 'edge cases' and learn for themselves how to recover from them.
TuSimple, a global autonomous trucking technology company, has announced a partnership with automotive supplier ZF to develop and commercialise technology for autonomous trucks. The companies plan to co-develop production-quality technologies, while ZF will support TuSimple's pre-production autonomous system, serving as the default supplier for its production-ready system for commercialised vehicles.
The southern Chinese city of Shenzhen is reportedly planning to greenlight road tests of passenger-carrying autonomous vehicles as part of its efforts to build a smart transport system. CX Tech reports that Shenzhen's transport authorities are seeking public views on a policy that would allow self-driving cars to test passenger transportation in designated areas such as university campuses and industrial complexes, quoting a report by state-run newspaper Shenzhen Special Zone Daily.
Yamaha Motor and Tier IV have announced the launch of eve autonomy, a joint-venture company based in Japan that will develop autonomous transportation services. The company's solutions will combine Tier IV's Autoware, an open-source operating system for autonomous driving, and Yamaha Motor's vehicle-body development technologies.