MIT Self-Driving Car

MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) researchers have built an innovative new system that enables self-driving cars to drive on umapped country road, without the need for 3D maps. It’s called MapLite, and it combines GPS data with a series of high-tech sensors that accurately observe the road conditions more than 100-feet in advance. “The system first sets both a final destination and what researchers call a ‘local navigation goal,’ which has to be within view of the car. Its perception sensors then generate a path to get to that point, using LIDAR to estimate the location of the road’s edges. MapLite can do this without physical road markings by making basic assumptions about how the road will be relatively more flat than the surrounding areas,” according to the research paper. Click here for the first image in today’s viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a real-life Fortnite battle royale.

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