26 May '15, 3pm

Bosch test robotic #Tesla Model S around German test track [VIDEO] #batteryelectriccar #tv

Bosch's engineers took a pair of Model S and fitted them with autonomous technology to allow them to drive themselves. That technology consisted of 50 new components, including (brace yourselves) a front stereo video camera to watch the road markings and identify obstacles, six (non-Bosch) LiDAR laser scanners for 360º coverage around the car, two long-range (200m) and four mid-range (120m) radar sensors facing forwards and backwards, inertial sensors, a GNSS GPS navigation antenna, backup braking (both Bosch’s iBooster and ESP boxes) and ECU systems and a massive great PC in the back to hold hi-res maps and crunch the incoming data via bespoke algorithms. In total, 1400 human-hours, 1300 metres of cable and an estimated €200,000 went into the car. The result looks almost like a normal Model S - no pirhouetting Velodyne ‘Christmas tree’ on the roof here, just a few dark pa...

Full article: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/2015/05/bosch-test-ro...

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