Thursday, February 24, 2022

Apple Car Autopilot Function With South Korean Partner

Apple Car Autopilot Function

It is expected that Apple will create a "beta" version of the "Apple Car" soon by this year. Then, it will give an order to produce 100,000 models in 2024. The model's price is very high and available for $99,990, and it is about £72,000 or AU$130,000.

The vehicle is a self-driving electric machine. This company can partner with Hyundai, BMW, and other famous manufacturing companies. It is called "Project Titan" and is available with AI-specific features with Siri.

The vehicle is expected to be launched in 2024 to 2028. According to the rumors, Apple has been working on different automotive projects, leading to an "Apple Car."

Apple Car Design:

At the initial time, there was a rumor that "Project Titan" has been involved in an electric vehicle that will be available in the market by 2019 or 2020. As per a special source, the program has experienced a failure in leadership at the end of 2015. At one point, Apple was thinking of using the base of BMW's i3. Even both Apple and BMW did a meeting for a potential partnership.

Apple Car Features:

Self-Driving Systems:

It is the most prominent element of the whole scheme. This one is available under the "Project Titan" name because it is closer to the original car-design concept. In addition, the company has invented and tested a self-driving system, which has been seen on public roads.

Testbeds And Sensors:

According to the DMV records, the initial tests usually add additional equipment to a pre-existing vehicle. For example, you can find a Velodyne LiDAR 64-channel unit on the SUV's roof.

There are radar arrays and a custom frame-mounted onto the front and rear bumpers. In addition, it comes with cameras available in the protective housings surrounding the car's exterior. Thus, it allows the self-driving system to offer a 360-degree view of natural surroundings.

Patents and Applications: Like other products, the company can make many patent applications related to driving systems and in-development cars.

Safety and Systems Patents:

A patent application on autonomous vehicles surfaced in December 2016, giving details of a process of "Collision Avoidance of Arbitrary Polygonal Obstacles."

It can work in two-dimensional and three-dimensional space. Besides, without knowing about obstacles, the patent application can outline systems and processes to traverse an environment. It includes things that can affect movement through an area, such as convex and concave objects, moving and stationary obstacles, etc.

The company suggested in July 2018 that the self-driving system could modify its behavior relying on the car's occupants' stress level. It uses an internal sensor for the measurement of different data points. If it detects any stress, the system will shift to a slower speed mode or take corners at a slower rate.

A "confidence" system is a feature available in the car that helps decrease the necessary resources to process a mountain of data from onboard sensors. It was invented by patents in 2022, describing the mountain of machine learning. Although there are a lot of updated technologies available used to process a considerable amount of data, it still remains a challenge for computing in today's life. 

VR and AR Features:

The usage of VR and AR is a significant element also. For example, you can use a projection system on the windscreen, which will help you to display an AR view of the road. It includes elements out of the user's vision also. Apple has not discounted the use of headsets for AR or VR. However, the company suggests how users must follow to reduce car sickness while using the devices.

These Self-driving vehicles have to give information to other car users about the intention. According to Apple, the technology in this section may be updated. These cars display a sign on the back or sides, which helps other road users to notify them about the next move. It can be available in the form of a light strip on the vehicle's perimeter, and it can work as a big brake light or indicator.

Inter-car communications also offer situational awareness that includes an alert notifying the car's position via a self-driving car system. In addition, it will be equipped with Skid recovery systems that enable users to keep the vehicle under control even in dangerous situations.

Skid Detection System:

This company has its plans already to use this for taxi systems. Apple devices are also beneficial and play an important role in autonomous car features. These help to show alerts to the users who are in the vehicle. When the car is in self-driving mode, users cannot be familiar with the environment outside the car. So if anything unwanted happens outside the vehicle, it will give you alerts to pay attention to it.

According to Apple, along with being beneficial for driving, the feature also helps users take pictures. It can be beautiful scenery on a road while traveling, a car accident, etc. It comes with a remote operator like a driver trained to face emergency transit situations. As a result, this feature can guide the car to the hospital. A specialized airbag system keeps the passengers secured in dangerous conditions. It features LiDAR and other sensors too.

Patented Design: 

It comes with Powertrain systems. Its sunroof is set to slide a large glass panel. In addition, the car's multi-segmented sunroof comes with independent sliding and lifting sections.

The bottom line: 

According to a few sources, Apple has been working on the project in a research facility in Switzerland. As per the report of March 2017, there was a minimum of 10 doctoral and postdoctoral students who left ETH Zurich university for the lab. All were specialized in robotics, computer vision, and visual navigation, which are essential for an "Apple Car."

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