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Autonomous car: towards a big halt?

After the incidents in San Francisco, the authorities have just put a hell of a halt to the autonomous car.

An accident took place in San Francisco in the United States between an autonomous taxi and a truck firefighter. This incident plunged the city into chaos for a few hours. Therefore, the authorities have made a request that sounds like a hell of a halt at General Motors.

Catastrophic situation in San Francisco

A few days ago in San Francisco, an autonomous Cruise taxi had an accident with a fire truck in full action.

if it’s not the first time that we can see ces imagesit was obviously too much time for authorities.

Indeed, General Motors must reduce immediately its active fleet 50% and this until investigation on the incident either completed.

According to local mediathere will now only be 50 taxis during the day and 150 taxis During the night.

What is the situation in France?

This is quite a setback for technology autonomous driving. The opportunity to see what is the situation In France ?

Currently there is a decree, voted July 1, 2021 and applied since September 1, 2022allow to vehicles equipped of autonomous driving level 3 circuit freely in the hexagon.

Level 3 autonomous driving requires certain constraints as a speed of 60 km/h at most, a conduct on road to pavement separate or driving on the road without tape or cycle track or pedestrian crossing.

In terms of taxis, we are still far from what we find in San Francisco. Currently, the Valeo company is working on a LiDAR sensor, making it possible to detect objects, obstacles as well what to estimate distance pair of lasers.

A technology that has already won over many builders like Stellantis. With the accumulation of bad experiences in the United States, there is no doubt that French authorities will be more vigilant about this technology.

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