Video: Yandex's New Drone Has Learned To See Better
Yandex has introduced the fourth generation of its self-driving cars. The novelty is based on the Hyundai Sonata sedan, which debuted last year. It was created with the support of the manufacturer of automotive components Hyundai Mobis - earlier Yandex entered into a cooperation agreement with it.
Yandex's new drones are equipped with ten cameras, including those with different focal lengths, as well as an improved set of sensors. Four radars are now mounted on the roof, allowing the autopilot to detect even more vehicles ahead. A pair of lidars (four in total) are mounted on the front fenders along with two radars and better recognize pedestrians and vehicles in conditions of limited lateral vision.
- Thanks to cooperation with Hyundai Mobis, Yandex specialists managed to modify standard vehicle control units for better interaction with the autopilot system. This allowed the Russian company to reduce development time and make the drone more efficient.
- By the end of 2020, Yandex will build 100 fourth-generation drones based on Hyundai Sonata. The company will test them on the roads of Moscow and the United States, as well as use them as taxis in Innopolis in Tatarstan.
Yandex is already testing 100 ToyotPrius + on ordinary roads with a proprietary third-generation autopilot system. Later, these drones will receive the details of the new complex. Including cameras and two types of lidars developed by a Russian company.
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