Keeping a safe distance from the cars in front of you and behind you is one of the challenges of driving. Tracking the cars that might be in lanes adjacent to yours is important as well. The following describes a process to track the speed of vehicles in the driving environment around you, provide warnings, and possibly change the speed of your car. … [Read more...] about Google Self Driving Cars Get Jumpstart from IBM Patents
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Google is thus generating and processing massive amounts of data — the height of traffic signals, the exact position of curbs — in order to make the world intelligible to self-driving cars (and beyond). To make self-driving cars work in locations other than Mountain View, California Google would accordingly need to obtain much more highly detailed data for essentially every street in the US and the world. … [Read more...] about Google “Mapping” Real World With Incredible Precision For Self-Driving Cars
An autonomous vehicle detects a tailgating vehicle and uses various response mechanisms. A vehicle is identified as a tailgater based on whether its characteristics meet a variable threshold. When the autonomous vehicle is traveling at slower speeds, the threshold is defined in distance. When the autonomous vehicle is traveling at faster speeds, the threshold is defined in time. The autonomous vehicle responds to the tailgater by modifying its driving behavior. In one example, the autonomous vehicle adjusts a headway buffer (defined in time) from another vehicle in front of the autonomous vehicle. In this regard, if the tailgater is T seconds too close to the autonomous vehicle, the autonomous vehicle increases the headway buffer to the vehicle in front of it by some amount relative to T. … [Read more...] about Google Granted Patent on How Self-Driving Cars Might Handle Tailgaters
In recent months, Google has been reviewing its handling of Street View disks and undertaking a comprehensive manual review of our Street View disk inventory. That review involves the physical inspection and re-scanning of thousands of disks. In conducting that review, we have determined that we continue to have payload data from the UK and other countries. We are in the process of notifying the relevant authorities in those countries. … [Read more...] about Whoops: Google Admits It Still Has Some WiFi Payload Data Collected Via Street View Cars
Traditional High Speed Electronic Systems Interconnect experience several bandwidth bottlenecks along the multiplicity of signal paths that limits the information throughput. Here we build upon the cellular interconnect concept of PMTL, the Periodic Micro Transmission Line which was introduced in an earlier patent application, and provide a new type of transmission line VMPL, as the Vertical Micro Transmission Line approach to make all the elements of a high speed interconnect wideband, unified, scalable, and practical for high volume manufacturing. … [Read more...] about Is Google Aiming at Building Faster Networks and Data Transmissions?