Honda says it is developing an AI self-driving system that uses cameras to help vehicles better perceive their surroundings. This is the company’s latest step in commercializing its self-driving technology.
Honda will begin testing the system in Japan this month. This technology analyzes images captured by the vehicle’s cameras to understand the surroundings, including other vehicles and pedestrians.
The company says the system does not require sensors or high-precision maps, which reduces manufacturing costs. Honda also plans to develop an AI system that understands human speech and gestures, making it easier for passengers to give commands to the vehicle.
Yuji Yasui, R&D executive chief engineer at Honda, said the company is working on the system because it believes it needs a mobility technology that allows people to travel short distances easily and safely.
Honda aims to commercialize the technology by 2030.