28 Jan '17, 1pm

Your Volvo Will Keep You Safe from Moose (Mooses? Meece?)

Your Volvo Will Keep You Safe from Moose (Mooses? Meece?)

To make it work, Volvo’s engineers started by studying animal behavior. “We put a lot of effort in seeing how animals moved and teaching the computer to look for that movement,” said Volvo lead safety engineer Malin Ekholm in an interview with Wired. “You can’t just tell a moose to run across the road, so we created initial captures of real animals and then simulated variations of their movement for the computer.” The system matches up sizes and shapes of “known” animal threats, and even has a database of common behaviors programmed in so it always knows how to behave to avoid a collision. That means that, while it may not be exactly “green tech” in the way we normally think about it here at Gas 2, it certainly helps to keep human machinations from impacting the local wildlife …

Full article: http://gas2.org/2017/01/28/your-volvo-will-keep-you-safe-...

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