APR 08, 2019 9:35 AM PDT

Simulation System Enables Testing of Autonomous Driving

WRITTEN BY: Nouran Amin

Researchers at the University of Maryland, Baidu Research and the University of Hong Kong, have created a photo-realistic simulation system for training and validation of self-driving vehicles. The system provides a more realistic and authentic simulation than current systems.

Called Augmented Autonomous Driving Simulation (AADS), the system could enable self-driving technology easier to evaluate while ensuring more reliable safety before expensive road testing.

"This work represents a new simulation paradigm in which we can test the reliability and safety of automatic driving technology before we deploy it on real cars and test it on the highways or city roads," said Manocha, one of the paper's corresponding authors, and a professor with joint appointments in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies.

Findings were published in the journal Science Robotics.

About the Author
  • Nouran earned her BS and MS in Biology at IUPUI and currently shares her love of science by teaching. She enjoys writing on various topics as well including science & medicine, global health, and conservation biology. She hopes through her writing she can make science more engaging and communicable to the general public.
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