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Self-driving Oz cars still thwarted by kangaroos

By Booger following x   2017 Jun 27, 7:21pm 411 views   5 comments   watch   quote     share  

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/06/27/selfdriving_aussie_cars_thwarted_by_kangaroos/

Kangaroos continue to be the bane of self-driving cars in Australia, as automakers say they still can't figure out how to accurately detect the presence of the pouched marsupials.

Swedish car builder Volvo told Aussie telly news that the large animal detection software it uses for its auto-pilot system is unable to accurately gauge the distance between car and roo, particularly when the animal is in mid-hop.

"We've noticed with the kangaroo being in mid-flight ... when it's in the air it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer," Volvo technical manager David Pickett tells the broadcaster.

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1 Tenpoundbass   2017 Jun 28, 5:02am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Kill them all it's the only way.
It's for a good cause.

2 Quigley   2017 Jun 28, 7:49am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

What they need are some hotshot H1B Indians to figure out that problem!

3 SpecialSnowflake   2017 Jun 28, 11:39am   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Booger says

"We've noticed with the kangaroo being in mid-flight ... when it's in the air it actually looks like it's further away, then it lands and it looks closer," Volvo technical manager David Pickett tells the broadcaster.

Should use the fucking radar instead of relying on cameras only.

4 Ceffer   2017 Jun 28, 12:21pm   ↑ like (0)   ↑ dislike (0)     quote        

Maybe it relies on youtube videos and can only recognize roos with boxing gloves.

5 curious2   2017 Jun 28, 2:22pm   ↑ like (1)   ↑ dislike (1)     quote        

Booger says

Self-driving Oz cars still thwarted by kangaroos

Asked to comment, a representative of the Australia Taxi Drivers' Association said, "What do you mean, why would we know anything about that?

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