Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Mobileye on Challenges for Artificial Intelligence in Self-Driving Cars

Mobileye publishes a Youtube lecture by its CTO Amnon Shashua on challenges in creating algorithms for autonomous cars. The company keeps to be optimistic about self-driving car in 5-7 years from now and somewhat critical of the current autonomous driving experiments, such as one in Pittsburgh:

One of the slides at 11:20 time talks abut 8-camera configuration that Mobileye is developing for self-driving car:

Thanks to DS for the link!


  1. Very nice, thanks for posting. As a recent acquirer of a semi autonomous vehicle, I am quite impressed with the sensor fusion of radar and 2D computer vision and corrective steering and brakes to enhance safety and reduce the probability (but not zero it to be sure) of accidents from me not paying attention every single second.

    I really value these features and bought this vehicle specifically because of these features and how well they worked. in 2020 I plan to trade this in for the next level of smart driver assist feature set.

    It's funny. While I feel like this system can save me in case I am texting and not paying attention, I don't think I can FULLY trust it, so oddly enough, I am paying good attention even while all these systems are active, taking 'time off' here and there, when I know the system is in a good enough scenario to take care of what's in front and side of me.

    1. Does your car recognize stop sign and traffic light? If so, what car is it?

  2. There are some important missing links in his framing of the problem. From sensors and fine 3-D maps, the car might 'see' the environment around it, possibly far better than humans. But, you still cannot say it understands and interprets what's happening around it. Especially, understanding human behavior in many cases needs bilateral communication in various ways. The mentioned driving policy will be useful for the start of negotiation, but the closure of a successful negotiation mostly ends with hand-shaking which is possible only after both sides understand each other.


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