SAIC has released its new intelligent vehicle IGS at AutoShanghai.
IGS, is the second generation self-developed smart car by SAIC MOTOR. IGS is modified based on the SUV MGGS. There is barely any visible sensors outside, only except a camera installed on the top of vehicle. This camera possibly offers the functions of lane marking detection and traffic signal detection. IGS is driven-by-wire, for braking, turning, accerating\decelarating, and shifting. The planning module has a self-learning function, to improve its planning results.
One particular and interesting thing is that: IGS has also used the vehicular networking technology. I suppose the most import two parts of it are: V2V – Vehicle to Vehicle, and V2X – Vehicle to Non-Vehicle. The V2V is the network between different vehicle, for sharing their positions, driving situations and so on. While the V2X is the communication between Vehicle and Non-Vehicle traffic facilities, like road\traffic signals\,. etc. The usage of this technology has enhanced the perception ability and range of vehicle, proving it the information far beyond the range of normal sensors.
From part of the open data, under the speed from 60km/h to 120km/h, IGS now is able to finish: 1) remote parking control, 2) automatic cruise, 3) automatic car following, 4) lane keeping, 5) lane changing, and 6) overtaking.
SAIC plans to offer full autonomous driving function on highway within 5 years, and full autonomous driving function on all-roads within 10 years.
The following is the official news from SAIC.
IGS, the smart driving car that allows driving-while-watching-movies
Some day if a car passes by but there is no driver, don’t call the police. It is neither a trick designed to escape the parking bill, nor a car driven by a bold kid; it is a smart driving car, which does not need a driver at all. It uses its “eyes” (camera and radar) to observe the surrounding environment, relies on its “brain” (control software) for command, and uses its limbs (throttle, brake, gear shift and steering gear) to move.
Imagine, perhaps in just three, five years’ time, human beings will witness such an amazing change in their lives: A gentle touch on a smartphone will instruct a car to move out of a parking spot automatically, and then to your side. While driving, the car can self-plan travel routes, speed up or slow down depending on the road situation, avoid barriers, change to a different traffic lane, overtake another car and keep a proper distance between cars, all done automatically.
Upon arriving at the destination, another touch on the handset screen will enable the car to seek a nearby parking lot and finish parking, automatically.
IGS cars, the second generation of SAIC’s self-developed smart driving cars, are making progress according to this roadmap. The IGS cars on display at the Shanghai auto show have undergone road testing. At a speed of 60-120 km/h, it has achieved initial self-driving functions including remote control parking, cruise control, automatic car following, lane keeping, lane changing and autonomous overtaking. In addition to presenting the cars, a video will also demonstrate these features at the auto show.