Voyage, the self-employed technology company, this year, when some executives and students have decided to market their work, from Udacity, has tested its autonomous vehicles in a retirement community in San Jose and looks around to expand its negotiation.
The test at Villages Golf and Country Club in California has been equipped with a modified Ford Fusion equipped with self-running software and additional sensors, including LiDAR and radar in a community of about 4,000 inhabitants. The roads, which are controlled with respect to the permitted traffic, provide a good starting point for autonomous tests, according to a new report from the New York Times because they reduce the number of variables that need to be considered
So far, Voyage has been tested on 15 miles of road that are shared with pedestrians, pets, other cars and even golfers – but all with a top speed of 25 miles per hour. And although the streets are used as public, they are private, which gives Voyage scope, how much information they need to reveal about their examination to public institutions and regulators.
Voyage also believes that retirement communities are a good target audience for the use of AV: seniors who no longer claim to themselves profit much from the opportunity to become self-employed by driving self-driving and driving with the transport
The NYT reports that Voyage had to jump through a few tires to make the test work – including the double insurance and the consent to hand over anonymized data to their insurer and hand over a stake in the company to the villages themselves. But it sounds like a logical test start, and also a way to make the problem different, form some of the bigger competitors of Voyage.
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