Acer's self-driving concept car was unveiled at the Taiwan Automotive Technology Innovation Summit 2018. Integrating Acer's autonomous driving system with the Luxgen S3 electric vehicle platform, the two companies demonstrated their level 41-ready self-driving concept car, showcasing their shared vision of AI (artificial intelligence) and autonomous driving technology.
The self-driving concept car uses Acer's autonomous driving system, which is encompassing sensing, decision-making and control. Acer's self-driving system leverages AI and sensor fusion algorithms fed with data from real-time kinematic (RTK) positioning, cameras, Lidars, MMW radars, IMU (inertial measurement unit) and ultrasonic sensors. It also uses deep learning technology to conduct object recognition, and then implements dynamic vehicle control to realize autonomous driving.
Acer's self-driving system makes dynamic vehicle control decisions through AI models based on key data including image recognition, 3D Lidar obstacle detection, high-precision maps and real-time positioning to help the car steer, brake, cruise, maneuver, or park. It also has a cloud management system for car sharing services so that a control center can dispatch vehicles when users make transportation requests through their mobile device. The cloud management system can manage scheduling, monitoring, notification, and reporting, and allows safety monitoring and human intervention.
In the future, Acer's self-driving system can enable multiple levels of autonomous driving, with plans to open the platform to partners and developers to collaborate on next-generation self-driving services.