Waymo has released its fifth-generation Waymo driving system, which also details the technology that poweres self-driving cars and protects pedestrians on the road,media reported. The latest version of Waymo Driver has been deployed in the San Francisco Bay Area for months, according to the company.
Waymo says the latest hardware sensor kit means its Jaguar I-Pace electric car looks a little different than it used to look.
Waymo Driver is a combination of hardware and software that enables the company’s cars to drive autonomously. “No sensor can sense and understand the environment around the car on its own,” Waymo said. In other words, such a system requires a large number of sensor collaborations that can monitor complex environments.
It is understood that the fifth generation Waymo driver is equipped with lidar, camera and radar, which also includes a new peripheral vision system and peripheral vision system, which is used to detect objects in the vicinity of vehicles and within vehicle blind spots. According to Waymo, its 360-degree vision system and remote camera sit back, allowing the system to detect pedestrians 1,600 feet away.
The camera, which operates together with lidar, provides the vehicle with a 360-degree FOV around its surroundings, allowing it to determine the distance and size of the object, with a maximum supporting distance of 984 feet (about 300 meters). The new 360 lidar system and surrounding lidar system can detect obstacles near and far from vehicles, including debris on the road, open doors, cyclists and more.
The addition of radar allows vehicles to instantly sense and measure the speed of nearby objects even in snow, rain or fog. Waymo says its fifth-generation Waymo drivers are equipped with the first imaging radar system for self-driving vehicles that provideunparalleld resolution, range and visibility across the environment.