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Autonomous vehicle safety features targeted for 2019

Alaska residents who have been watching reports about the ongoing development of self-driving vehicles are likely to wonder just how these vehicles will keep people safer. When searching for details about the alleged safety benefits of autonomous cars, learning about some of the technologies used can be helpful.

One technology that is going to be used by at least one automotive parts manufacturer is called LiDAR. This is a mean by which a three-dimensional map can be obtained and delivered to other autonomous vehicle components. The other elements can then make the necessary driving decisions. LiDAR mapping can identify when objects are in a vehicle's path of travel and allow the computer the ability to avoid hitting them.

A company called Delphi has made a deal with another company calledd Innoviz to use Innoviz's LiDAR technology in its products. Delphi is seeking to bring this technology to market in all-new systems as early as 2019 but may release some for the aftermarket business even earlier than that. An integral part of avoiding a motor vehicle accident is being able to identify objects that a vehicle may collide and then to avoid those objects.

How accurate the Innoviz LiDAR technology is and how effectively other autonomous vehicle elements can actually respond to the data remains to be seen but is certainly something Alaskans will want to watch. If an accident does occur with any type of vehicle, talking to an attorney may be helpful.

Source: Tech Crunch, "Delphi and LiDAR-maker Innoviz partner on self-driving tech," Darrell Etherington, August 18, 2017

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