In the era of smart cars, the automatic driving scenes existing in science fiction films began to gradually come into reality. If the car can accurately plan the optimal driving route and make accurate control during driving like an experienced racing driver, is it possible for ordinary people to enjoy track level driving fun? Recently, a press conference at lutes showed us that cars are more likely to collide with the blessing of intelligent driving technology.
In the words of Feng Qingfeng, CEO of lutes group, “as long as you can get your driver’s license, TA can help you win the F1 championship.”. Is the brain hole wide open, or is it groundless? Lutes proved with strength that intelligent driving can also be very fun.
How do ordinary people win F1 championship
Since the AI alpha dog defeated the human go champion Ke Jie, more and more people began to realize that the development of AI technology is far beyond imagination. With the help of intelligent technology, winning the F1 championship is the answer, not a declaration.
In fact, intelligent driving has long been shown on professional tracks. In the field of racing, since the opening of College formula racing to unmanned racing, automatic driving has sounded the horn of attack on manned driving. This year, the AMZ team of Zurich Federal Institute of technology released a video in which the unmanned car beat the racing driver. For a computer with hundreds of millions of operations per second, it can easily and accurately calculate the optimal path, braking point and shift assistance.
Compared with unmanned car racing, it is more fun and more difficult to calculate when someone joins the race. This test is not only the performance of the car, but also the racer’s accurate judgment and flexible control of road conditions, and of course, his awe of life. In the era of electrification and intelligence, new technologies have broadened the track and brought tests.
The Fe event (FIA Formula E) for pure electric racing has risen to one of the five major events of FIA and become a popular top automobile sports event. Unlike the traditional F1 race, which relies on engine horsepower and pit stop strategy to win the race, under the premise of the same battery capacity, electric formula racing competes for the ability of artificial intelligence and software algorithm.
On the Fe track, temperature, humidity, rainfall and other factors have a great impact on battery energy consumption and affect the stability of the car during driving. Because of this, it is not uncommon for Fe competition to run out of power or even withdraw early because of improper strategies. How to accurately adjust the competition strategy based on software algorithm and artificial intelligence, promote the utilization efficiency of energy system to the extreme, and timely respond to the impact of sudden environmental factors such as weather and temperature is particularly critical to the decisive victory of the competition.
Driverless drivers can beat racers, and software algorithms can guide Fe racers to win. The application of intelligent technology in the field of track driving is becoming more and more critical and important. With the iterative upgrading of intelligent technology, it is not a dream for ordinary people to win F1 Championship through man-machine driving in the future.
How to realize this dream, lutes has a complete set of paths, and has begun to take shape. This is not only an opportunity given to this brand in the era of electrification, but also the technical confidence given to lutes by intelligence. The EPA edge evolution architecture independently developed by lutes for its ultra-high-end pure electric intelligent vehicles is the first 800V platform in China, focusing on zero hundred acceleration in 3 seconds.
At the same time, lutes pursues absolute performance advantages in chassis adjustment, intelligent software and hardware and global integration ecology, and redefines the “performance” label in the era of electric drive. Taking the lead of lutes project and jointly developing a new pure electric sports car platform with alpine, a high-end racing brand under Renault, is a win-win cooperation. The two sides complement each other’s resources, share the platform, share the cost and improve efficiency, so as to increase chips for each other in the next round of technical war.
For lutes, the goal of track level intelligent driving is not just to win the F1 championship, but to bring users a real ultra-high-end pure electric intelligent car and a safer and more interesting driving experience.
Intelligent driving is often confused with automatic driving, giving people the illusion of “car driving”, but this is actually a wrong understanding of intelligent driving. In fact, there is an essential difference between intelligent driving and automatic driving. The logic and algorithm of automatic driving adopt the algorithm of big data, that is, calculate an optimal solution through big data.
The track level intelligent driving proposed by lutes is a game algorithm, which introduces game theory into intelligent driving and makes track level intelligent driving enter the daily mode, which will bring more safety redundancy. In daily life, such scenes that need game can be found everywhere. The most typical scenario is the situation of congestion when driving. If this phenomenon can be prevented in advance through the accuracy of intelligent driving and game, it will bring a safer and more comfortable driving experience.
Although with the development of intelligent driving, the software capability and functional performance of cars begin to converge, in the actual experience, the intelligent driving technology of each family is still different.
As a sports car brand with a history of 73 years, lutes once dominated the F1 competition. Together with Porsche and Ferrari, lutes is known as the world’s three major sports car manufacturers. Now it wants to completely transform to new energy. “Cutting into the intelligent driving track with track level intelligent driving is the determined direction of lutes technology in the next decade, and it is also a completely different technical path from any other brand.”
Specifically, track level intelligent driving means that lutes will be equipped with stronger software and hardware and more extreme performance release. At the same time, the decentralization of track level electric drive intelligent driving technology will also make the audience intuitively feel the performance and safety advantages of lutes intelligent driving and enhance their trust in intelligent driving. For the safety of intelligent driving, which is most concerned by the industry, lutes has made sufficient redundancy, and excessive redundancy will inevitably bring high costs. However, lutes still chose to put safety first.
Lutes intelligent driving system adopts the technical route of full view perception fusion of lidar + ultra-high definition camera + 4D millimeter wave radar, and ensures the driver’s safety through active redundancy in software and hardware performance. Advanced driving assistance needs to complete perception, judgment, control and other actions, which is equivalent to that we need to obtain external information through our eyes, nose and ears, and then the brain processes the information, and then the limbs control the corresponding actions.
In terms of obtaining external information, there are two different technical routes, the visual algorithm scheme represented by Tesla and the lidar scheme with higher cost. The problems of Tesla vision program have been exposed in many accidents caused by assisted driving. Because lidar relies on emitting laser beam to actively detect the surrounding environment, it can still have ultra-high detection accuracy even at night and in harsh environment, so it is not affected by the environment.
Combining the advantages and disadvantages of vision algorithm and lidar LED automatic driving scheme, lutes chose the technical route of full view perception fusion led by lidar to ensure that users can be provided with safer and more trustworthy intelligent driving.
At the same time, it is worth noting that the “track level intelligent driving” proposed by lutes always emphasizes the driver as the center. Its ultimate purpose is not to defeat mankind, but to retain driving fun and freedom in the intelligent era and realize man-machine driving.
In most car scenarios, intelligent driving can make driving no longer a burden, but an enjoyment, and help drivers get rid of the steering wheel and free their hands and feet; When the driver wants to drive by himself, intelligent driving can make driving more pure, so that the driver can fully enjoy the fun of driving.
It can be said that track level intelligent driving is not only the technical goal of lutes, but also reflects lutes’ Sports gene and brand tone. This intelligent driving system will be used in the “living car” of lutes to bring users a driving experience beyond their peers.
It is worth noting that “life car” will be an important part of lutes’s future product line and lutes’s definition of SUV and car products to distinguish the brand’s traditional sports car products.
Lutes pure electric product matrix
For the manufacture of electric vehicles, lutes has given a clear product planning and time node. According to lutes’s “Sino British dual engine” strategy, Chinese factories will produce “domestic vehicles”. They will launch E-class pure electric intelligent SUV code named type 132 in 2022, E-class pure electric intelligent four door car code named type 133 in 2023, and D-class “pure electric intelligent new species” code named type 134 in 2025.
Lutes sports cars will be produced in British factories, including evija, Emira and the pure electric trot code named type135 launched in 2026.
In the future, cars must develop in the direction of intelligence, which is an irreversible trend. With the rapid increase of L2 level auto assisted driving penetration rate in 2021, it is expected that the auto assisted driving penetration rate curve will highly fit the smartphone penetration rate s curve in the future to achieve rapid growth. For example, the track level intelligent driving system proposed by lutes provides a new problem-solving idea for the field of intelligent driving in which car enterprises compete together.
Under the great change not seen in a hundred years, lutes technology can be described as a “new force for making cars by science and technology”. It stepped on the appropriate time node, took out its own “killer mace” and came quickly. It is not just to win the “F1 champion”, but to lead the development of the field of intelligent driving, explore the expanded boundary and become a benchmark for leading the development of the industry.