Questions tagged [autonomous-vehicles]

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How could self-driving cars make ethical decisions about who to kill?

Obviously, self-driving cars aren't perfect, so imagine that the Google car (as an example) got into a difficult situation. Here are a few examples of unfortunate situations caused by a set of events:...
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Would Google's self-driving-car stop when it sees somebody with a T-shirt with a stop sign printed on it?

In Hidden Obstacles for Google’s Self-Driving Cars article we can read that: Google’s cars can detect and respond to stop signs that aren’t on its map, a feature that was introduced to deal with ...
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Do self-driving cars resort to randomness to make decisions?

I recently heard someone make a statement that when you're designing a self-driving car, you're not building a car but really a computerized driver, so you're trying to model a human mind -- at least ...
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What are the advantages of having self-driving cars?

What are the advantages of having self-driving cars? We will be able to have more cars in the traffic at the same time, but won't it also make more people choose to use the cars, so both the traffic ...
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Why are autonomous cars categorized as AI?

How are autonomous cars related to artificial intelligence? I would presume that artificial intelligence is when we are able to copy the human state of mind and perform tasks in the same way. But isn'...
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What technologies are needed for a self-driving car?

Google, Tesla or Apple have all built or are building their own self-driving cars. As an expert in a related area, I am interested in knowing at a high level, the systems and techniques that go into ...
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What kind of road and weather conditions can a self-driving car deal with?

Can self-driving cars deal with snow, heavy rain, or other weather conditions like these? Can they deal with unusual events, such as ducks on the road?
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Which machine learning algorithm is used in self-driving cars?

Which deep neural network is used in Google's driverless cars to analyze the surroundings? Is this information open to the public?
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Why did a Tesla car mistake a truck with a bright sky?

Do we know why Tesla's autopilot mistaken empty sky with a high-sided lorry which resulted in fatal crash involving a car in self-drive mode? Was it AI fault or something else? Is there any technical ...
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What functionality, does control look like in autonomous vehicles levels 4 and 5?

We are doing a research design project on autonomous vehicles and have some questions on AV Levels 4/5; specifically on the roles, impacts and consequences of AV on society, government, users and ...
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Why is it illegal for Google's autonomous car to drive on the road by itself?

If we have well designed autonomous AI vehicles, then why won't the USA government allow it to be witnessed in the public?
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What will happen when you place a fake speedsign on a highway?

I was wondering what will happen when somebody places a fake speedsign, of 10 miles per hour on a high way. Will a autonomous car slow down? Is this a current issue of autonomous cars?
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Are self-driving cars using single frame or multiple frame to make decision?

This might be a trivial question but I couldn't find any reliable answers on the internet. Almost all the neural network architectures for self-driving cars that I have seen on the internet have a ...
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Self-driving control logic based on semantic segmentation

In the context of autonomous driving, two main stages are typically implemented: an image processing stage and a control stage. The first aims at extracting useful information from the acquired image ...
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What is an appropriate fitness function for a simulated self-driving car?

I have been working for ages on a neuro-evolution AI program, where cars learn how to race around a track. Presently, I have a rudimentary fitness function that awards points for every degree ...
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Once self-driving cars are perfected, will they replace manually driven cars? [closed]

After self-driving cars are perfected to the degree that accident statistics are lower for them than human driven cars, will they replace cars with human drivers? Will there eventually only be self-...
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Does research into driver-less cars cause ethical problems?

I'm doing an EPQ (Extended-Project Qualification) on Artificial Intelligence Bias, and would like to gather some primary data for analysis. Do driver-less cars lead into controversies that are to do ...
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What are applications of object/human tracking in autonomous cars?

Objects tracking is finding the trajectory of each object in consecutive frames. Human tracking is a subset of object tracking which just considers humans. I've seen many papers that divide tracking ...
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What topologies support recognition of action sequences?

The ability to recognize an object with particular identifying features from single or multiple camera shoots with the temporal dimension digitized as frames has been shown. The proof is that the ...
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How long has it taken for autonomous driving cars to be being sold and used on the roads today?

I remember the first time hearing about google trying to make driverless cars. That was YEARS ago! These days, I'm beginning to learn about Neural Nets and other types of ML and I was wondering: ...
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Semantic Segmentation how to upsampling

Many of the architectures that do semantic segmentation like SegNet, DilatedNet (Yu and Koltun), DeepLab, etc. do not work on high resolution images. For such benchmarks like Cityscapes, what is a ...
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Legal advantages of autonomous vehicles

Naturally everyone knows most common advantages of autonomous (not autopilot-controlled) cars, e.g. safety, efficiency, parking, etc. But are there any advantages for the law? Normally you only hear ...
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Legal compliance and AI auditing framework

Providing that more and more decisions about human life are (to be) decided by machine (like access to loans, housing, scholarship, jobs, healthcare, insurance, etc.) at the same time, in many ...
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Creating a self learning Mario Kart game AI?

I will be undertaking a project over the next year to create a self learning AI to play a racing game, currently the game will be Mario Kart 64. I have a few questions which will hopefully help me ...
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Why do self-driving cars use a radar?

The slideshow 10 astonishing technologies that power google’s self-driving cars documents some of the technologies used in Google's self-driving car. It mentions a radar. Why does Google use radar? ...
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How does Google's self-driving car identify pedestrians?

Based on the article Google's self-driving cars can now spot cyclists: Sensors can read hand signals and predict rider's behaviour, Google's self-driving cars can spot cyclists, cars, road signs, ...
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Finding goals in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

In a recent paper Data-Efficient Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning, O Nachum, S Gu, H Lee, S Levine, 2018, a promising agent controlling technique called Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning was ...
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How do Google cars recognize the traffic signs?

The paper Multi-column Deep Neural Networks for Image Classification (pages 7-8) shows an attempt at recognizing the traffic signs, with lower error rates, by using multi-column deep neural networks. ...
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SEIF motion update algorithm doubt

I want to implement Sparse Extended information slam. There is four step to implement it. The algorithm is available in Probabilistic Robotics Book at page 310, Table 12.3. In this algorithm line no:...
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Can I use self-driving car's data set for left-hand drive cars which drive on the right lane for right-hand cars which drive on the left lane?

Can I use self-driving car's data set for left-hand drive cars which drive on the right lane for right-hand self-driving cars which drive on the left lane?
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Could the deployment of self-driving cars make rides free?

As self-driving technology is improving, there are so many companies developing self-driving cars like Google, Uber, etc. Is it possible that we won't need any private/paid self-driving cars and the "...
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How will morality questions be settled in the domain on self-driving cars?

For example... 1) If a dog is crossing the road, I'd expect the car to try to avoid it. But what if this leads to .00001% more risk for the driver? What is the 'risk cut-off'? 2) What if a cockroach ...
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Using human driver behavior data to train autonomous vehicles

If I have a car and a human is driving a car on a daily basis. I create a system to analyze the human routines of driving and implement this system in maybe 10,000 cars. I use that data to train an ...
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What are the ethical and legal issues of self driving cars being released in the UK?

What are the ethical and legal issues of self driving cars being released in the UK? This question came up on our exam today and I was left in a daze. I initially thought it would be issues like the ...
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What would happen if someone jumped in the front of a Google car?

The Situation: A self-driving car is traveling at it's maximum speed, 25 mph (40 km/h), in the middle of an empty street with the ability to change lanes on both sides. There are two passengers, one ...
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Loss of precision when encoding DNN weights

This question is related to the usage of NN in critical systems (those where a failure can cause life threatening situations - autopilots for example) and the need for formal guarantees on their ...
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‪Can a multi-camera system be used for localization, mapping, and obstacle detection in self-driving cars to within 10 cm of accuracy? Whither lidar?‬

I have a liberal arts background so I need help understanding this paper, particularly pages 26 to 30. The authors test a four-camera system for localization, mapping, and obstacle detection for self-...
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Why can't DQN be used for self-driving cars?

Why can't DQN be used for self-driving cars? Why can't DQN and similar RL algorithms be used for self-driving cars? The reason why I am curious is that it successfully plays go and other multistate ...
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How do self-driving cars construct paths?

I wonder how self-driving cars determine the path to follow. Yes, there's GPS, but GPS can have hiccups and a precision larger than expected. Suppose the car is supposed to turn right at an ...
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What kinds of techniques do autopilots of autonomous cars use?

What kinds of techniques do autopilots of autonomous cars (e.g. the ones of Tesla) use? Do they use reinforcement learning? Which types of neural network architecture do they use?
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How can I avoid displaying the velocity in the updated tracklets?

In target tracking, the dimensions of objects change, especially if they are detected using a LIDAR sensor. Also, the static objects in consecutive frames are not 100% static, their position changes a ...
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Is automatic parking a technical or an educational topic?

On the first look, self-parking has to do with a computer program which calculates the trajectory of a car and controls the steering wheel. It's realized by algorithms and implemented by AI experts. ...
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Is the Tesla Autopilot driving too fast on the highway?

The latest firmware update of the Tesla autopilot introduced a new feature called “unlimited speed”. It allows to activate the system at 90 mph which is equal to 150km/h in Europe. At this speed the ...
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identifying pattern in datasets

i am new to machine learning. i'm trying to identify driving pattern through accelerometer and gyroscope sensor. i have been collecting the data of both the sensors and have been storing them in .csv ...
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To what level of abstraction must fully automated vehicles build their driving model before safety can be maximized?

There are several levels of abstraction involved in piloting and driving. Signals representing the state of the vehicle and its environment originating from multiple transducers1 Latched sample ...
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How can a fully automated vacuum cleaner use and update room information?

Assistive Subsystems Consider an automated vacuum cleaner with the following subsystems under the command of an AI system to be designed. These subsystems limit the AI complexity to just intelligent ...
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Good papers for implementing as project of computer vision course

I'm a student of Artificial Intelligence. This semester I've Computer Vision course. We should select a topic related to intelligent vehicles and read several papers and implement one of those paper. ...
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Will commercialisation and widespread use of A.I in security and surveillance and other household products threaten free will or endanger privacy?

Everything from facial recognition to the google home is coming equiped with A.I and it is being widely used , If autonomously connected to the internet , will A.I pose a threat to privacy or will it ...
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Why don't people attack autonomous trains?

From self-driving cars, it's a well known fact that the public doesn't like the technology. According to an article in the New York Times, the Waymo car was attacked many times by angry humans who don'...
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How to formalize the last mile of a self-driving car?

In most studies about self-driving cars, only the situation at the highway is explained. The automotive freeway is highly predictable and the cars have to maintain the correct distance to each other. ...