Woven Planet, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, has joined Tesla Inc. in its effort to enhance self-driving technology without the need of costly sensors such as connections.
According to Reuters, Woven Planet is able to collect data and properly train the self-steering system using low-cost cameras, a “breakthrough” that the company expects will help cut and boost expenses. The Telegraph reports on the use of technology.
It is necessary to collect varied steering data using a large fleet of automobiles in order to construct a reliable self-driving car system, but testing autonomous vehicles with pricey sensors is costly and not scalable, according to the report.
Tesla has relied on cameras to collect data from nearly one million vehicles on the road in order to build its automatic steering technology.