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CV autonomy: PICKING THE
'LOW-HANGING
FRUIT'
" With military,
[decision-making] gets
even more difficult.
Do you go through an
obstacle? Is it a friendor-foe
situation? "
- Michael Puroll, AM General
FedEx has teamed with Aurora and PACCAR to actively test autonomous
operations on parcel routes in Texas between Dallas and Houston.
the environment and then make decisions based on
that. " Long-term, I shouldn't have to worry about constantly
acquiring data just in case, " he said. " At some
point, if that data - and more specifically, if that information
- becomes outdated in some way, I no longer
have to maintain it. I'm more interested in making sure
that my decision-making is based on the most current
information and then maybe I supplement it with some
historical cases. "
Standardizing use cases to help speed up AV development
is a possibility, but many experts believe that at this
stage, standardization would stifle important discoveries.
" Standardization will certainly help create a level playing
field, it'll put us all on a common understanding of what's
required, but it's also important to recognize that we're
still in the early days of developing these systems, "
PACCAR's Olsen said. " I'm looking at this through the
lens of a developer and the work we do with our developers
- there's a lot of exploration yet to be unearthed
that could create opportunities in how we set regulations.
Locking down at this time is probably premature
and might prevent some opportunities to be discovered. "
" We don't want the regulation to be driving the techOshkosh
will manufacture the U.S. Postal Service's next generation of postal delivery
vehicles, which eventually could benefit from increased levels of autonomy.
measurement unit (IMU), a three-computer compute system and a
mobile control interface.
A 5G cellular infrastructure could help with data transfer, but likely
not for some time in agriculture. " I think it's going to be awhile before
we get that kind of connectivity on the farms in some of these
rural areas, " Carmichael said.
" On the farming side, it's not quite as critical to get that data real-time
as it would be in a combat situation, " said Clayton Janasek, senior staff
engineer at John Deere. " With that in mind, things like WiFi - if you can
get a mobile hotspot, you can get the data off that way. There's always a
USB option. Looking forward, satellite connectivity for the data is an
intriguing idea as well. "
Ben Duprey, senior modeling and simulation engineer at Mechanical
Simulation Corp., said the goal should be to learn from other players in
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nology. We want technology to have some room to
grow, " said Brendan Chen, chief engineer of unmanned
systems at Oshkosh. " The role of government is to make
sure that there is a minimum level of expected functionality;
regulations are meant for providing that safeguard. "
Partnering to problem solve
Collaboration and partnerships are another strategy increasingly
being employed to accelerate AV development.
" Just the sheer complexity of the problem leads to
the fact that none of the OEMs can solve it alone, " said
Peter Waeltermann, president of dSPACE and moderator
of a COMVEC session on validating ADAS and AVs.
PACCAR's " go-to-market plan " is to collaborate with
autonomy developer Aurora. " What we concluded in
making that decision is that we want to leverage what
we do best - building and validating trucks that are
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