chapter  Chapter 6
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Case studies

WithTom Denton

This chapter provides an overview of some assistive, connected, automated and autonomous vehicle technologies in use, or under development. Nvidia is probably best known for computer graphics drivers, but they are a key player in the automated driving vehicle market. Conventional advanced driver assistance system technology can detect some objects, do basic classification, alert the driver of hazardous road conditions and in some cases, slow or stop the vehicle. Adaptive cruise control already tracks the vehicles ahead and adapts the distance and speed of the driver’s own vehicle accordingly. Depending on the extent of onboard functions offered by a particular vehicle, front detection is carried out by a radar sensor combined with a mono camera, or by a stereo camera. As vehicles gradually take over more and more driving tasks, safety-critical systems such as brakes and steering must satisfy special requirements.