Autonomous cars are capable of avoiding obstacles, but they can’t do it as good as a human driver. Well, think of it like a robot speaking vs human.
But, Renault claims that it has developed an autonomous system that handles challenging driving scenarios and, as an industry first, has obstacle avoidance capability as good as professional test drivers.
The Renault Callie – an autonomous Zoe, learns from the professional drivers and matches their speed while it avoids the obstacles.
The technology is being developed by Renault Open Innovation Lab in collaboration with Stanford University’s Dynamic Design Lab (led by Professor Chris Gerdes, former Chief Innovation Officer of the U.S. Department of Transportation).
Renault aims to have 15 models with different levels of autonomous driving capabilities by 2022. More here.