Tech from area may help autonomous automobiles right here on earth
Nissan has prolonged a previous settlement with NASA to collaborate on know-how for managing fleets of driverless autos, the automaker introduced at present.
The 2 corporations have been working collectively underneath a five-year partnership to advance autonomous car methods. A 12 months in the past, Nissan launched a platform for integrating autonomous autos primarily based on know-how from NASA. Dubbed “Nissan Seamless Autonomous Mobility,” or SAM for brief, the platform combines synthetic intelligence contained in the car with distant human help to assist driverless automobiles navigate troublesome conditions on the street.
“We constructed SAM from know-how NASA developed for managing interplanetary rovers as they transfer round unpredictable landscapes,” stated Maarten Sierhuis, director of the Nissan Analysis Heart in Silicon Valley, in a press release. “Our objective is to deploy SAM to assist third-party organizations safely combine a fleet of autonomous autos in unpredictable city environments, for instance ride-hailing providers, public transportation or logistics and supply providers.”
Underneath the up to date settlement, the businesses will work collectively in new methods into 2019. They’ll proceed to check the SAM platform earlier than demonstrating a revised model on public streets. These demonstrations will happen in Silicon Valley.
NASA can also be working with Uber on software program that may assist handle “flying taxi” routes sooner or later. This partnership makes use of NASA’s in depth driverless air-traffic administration methods.