Monday, August 1st, 2016

FiveAI ‘driverless car project’ ventures to compete with Google, Tesla

Narada Desk | August 1, 2016 4:30 am Print
FiveAI, a UK based manufacturer plans to come with 'driver-less car' using artificial intelligence. APPLE, GOOGLE, Tesla to watch out...
UK company to compete with Google to produce driverless car.

UK based engineering-manufacturing start-up FiveAI has entered the ‘driver less car projects’ to give a strong challenge to Google, Tesla in the sector.

FiveAI plans to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) system which can drive the ‘driver less car’, reported Forbes on Sunday.

The company has tied up with Amadeus Capital and pumped an investment to the tune of $2.7 million in equity funding for the artificial intelligence system, added Forbes.

Reportedly, FiveAI has been working on a data light and fully autonomous technology, said sources.

The company’s ‘driver-less car project’ is different from Google and Tesla since the car would have hi tech sensors backed by by an advanced central computer, which uses “machine learning”. It will help the car to collect information from encounters and applying it to face future emergency situations.

“It uses sensors to perceive what is out there — identifying things like road, pavement, street signs, pedestrians and other cars,” Steve Allpress, Chief Technology Officer at FiveAI told Forbes.

“It builds up a probabilistic picture of what is likely to happen that can see how our own actions and (others’) actions will influence possible options in order to then plan the safest route,” Allpress said.

While Tesla’s autopilot feature does not provide full autonomy, meaning, it is a driving aid that requires a human to be in charge at all times, Google’s system does not require human oversight but it is very data heavy.

Google has created a detailed point cloud with millions of data points on each road in order to build a 3D picture of how it looks without anyone in it. It can then subtract that out to know what the system is currently seeing, Allpress noted.

“Invariably humans do not always pay attention when they should. We want to get to the point where you can de-couple the human from the vehicle,” Allpress added.