The most popular word in today’s technology circles is artificial intelligence. As Robin Li said at this year’s World Conference on artificial intelligence, artificial intelligence will undoubtedly affect the process of human development in the next 40 years. This power is constantly accumulating today in transportation, finance, industry, energy and other industries. The application of artificial intelligence technology has given new ideas and solutions for the digital upgrading of the industry, and has even begun to reshape the face of the whole industry, thus affecting the future of human society. ”
The time limit for the next 40 years is still relatively broad, but we have felt that artificial intelligence has had a certain impact on our lives. For example, the browser will recommend relevant articles according to different people’s reading preferences; The shopping platform will also display the goods you are interested in through your shopping habits; Robots will come to the hotel to bring guests what they need.
In the field of automotive intelligent technology, AI gives the car a “soul”. In the era without artificial intelligence, the car is just a cold travel substitute. With the addition of artificial intelligence technology, the car has become a “flesh and blood” partner around the owner. The intelligent car can act independently, communicate with the owner in time, and have the ability of in-depth learning, so that the car can understand you more and more. If the current automatic driving is still at the L2 level, then Baidu “auto robot” Apollo shows us the L5 level automatic driving experience, overturning everyone’s cognition.
Similarly, the Tesla AI day event held by Tesla in the United States this month also brought an unprecedented science and technology feast. Tesla hopes that in the future, the car will have a neural network connection similar to the animal visual cortex, which can simulate the process of brain information input and output. Through eight cameras surrounding the vehicle body and covering 360 °, the system obtains the surrounding information such as traffic lights, signboards, ramps and curbs with the help of artificial intelligence. The system analyzes the video picture frame by frame to understand the depth, speed and other information of the object, and then hands these data to the team for learning. Finally, the road condition information is presented in the form of “road network” to help vehicles grasp the driving environment and find the optimal driving path more accurately.
Through the independent learning of artificial intelligence and the information screening of big data, the level of automatic driving of cars in the future is bound to make a comprehensive leap. The blueprint for the future is particularly beautiful, but at present, automatic driving is still in a growth period, technology research and development needs to be improved, and traffic safety laws and regulations need to be improved. In this case, the auto driving accident triggered by the hot debate on the Internet can not be blamed solely on the automatic driving system. After all, the highest level of the automatic driving of the existing mass production vehicle is only L2 level, it is very important to ensure the driver’s monitoring of the vehicle. The tragedy caused by this accident is that the driver Lin Wenqin overconfidence in the autopilot system of the vehicle eventually led to the tragedy.
The vehicle accident of Weilai was driven by Lin Wenqin. Weilai es8 rear ended the rear side of the truck “under construction” in the same lane ahead, which also shows that the millimeter wave radar has defects in identifying static objects. In other words, at present, L2 level auxiliary driving vehicles on the market can only rely on the driver to take measures when they encounter irregular stationary objects in front at high speed.
In addition to Weilai automobile, Tesla has also had many accidents caused by automatic driving, which is also caused by incorrect identification of automatic driving assistance system. In the final analysis, to truly realize the operability of automatic driving, we must consider the overall situation in many aspects. With the help of big data, the data can be continuously enriched and accurate, so as to realize greater standardization of technical capabilities. But at the same time, a large number of auxiliary factors should also be considered comprehensively, which involves other factors in the driving environment, including road conditions, weather factors, emergencies, etc., which cannot be defined by standardization. From this point of view, to thoroughly implement automatic driving, it is necessary to carry out a large number of offline simulation tests, improve the various functions of the automatic driving system, carry out repeated tests on various road conditions under different weather conditions, and enhance the technical integrity of the automatic driving system, so it will take a long time to fully realize automatic driving.
However, behind any technological progress, there will be resistance and even sacrifice. Weilai automobile accident makes us have a clear understanding of the current automatic driving and warns us that people are still the main body of driving. However, we should not be coerced by the impact of this incident, resulting in a situation like a lump in the throat. The pace of technology is still moving forward, and there is still a long way to go in the future. We still can’t imagine what the world will look like when automatic driving is really realized, just as the ancients can’t imagine our current digital life. As we mentioned above, the realization and landing of automatic driving should be tempered repeatedly by realistic and complex road conditions, as well as the improvement of road construction and laws and regulations. Although the highest level of automatic driving L5 is still far away from us, as long as human beings pursue science and technology unremittingly and continue to tackle tough problems, I believe that one day automatic driving will turn from “science fiction” into reality.