Thursday, October 20, 2016

On the safety and legality of the comma one


The comma one will not turn your car into an autonomous vehicle. It is an advanced driver assistance system. To put it in traditional auto manufacturer terms, it is "lane keep assist" and "adaptive cruise control"

Our supported car, the Honda 2016/17 Civic with Sensing already has these features. But as anyone with the car will tell you, they aren't very good. The comma.ai system is just much better. It provides no new functionality, so it should be legal everywhere the Honda systems are; it is an aftermarket upgrade.

With all these Tesla autopilot like systems, it is very important that you pay attention. This system does not remove any of the driver's responsibilities from the task of driving. We provide two safety guarantees:

1. Enforced disengagements. Step on either pedal or press the cancel button to retake full manual control of the car immediately.

2. Actuation limits. While the system is engaged, the actuators are constrained to operate within reasonable limits; the same limits used by the stock system on the Honda.

At comma.ai, we are working as hard as we can to deliver the best possible user experience. Onward to the launch.

30 comments:

  1. I believe comma.ai will be the first to reach at level 4 vehicle autonomy though not mainly focused on level 4 autonomy now.

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    1. You might want to look at the timeline of A.I. R&D by the human race.. A.I. is mostly just used with simple back-data in finance and small pattern recognition.

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  2. What is the legality of removing your rearview mirror for this? I believe many states require a rearview mirror.

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    1. Refer to http://ecomodder.com/wiki/index.php/Mirror_Laws_by_State_(U.S.)

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    2. That doesn't answer the question. Most states require a rear view mirror that shows at least 200 ft distance, so by posting that link you are saying it's illegal in most states? Which brings another question, why wasn't the comma on software built simoly into an aftermarket replacement rear view mirror?

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    3. A rearview mirror also includes the side mirrors. Just looking at some of the states, some say a mirror is required, some say two, some say a left one and another one (either center or right). None say a center rearview mirror is required, as long as you have left and right ones.

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    4. Might I add that yes, you'd technically have to adjust the side mirrors to be able to see 200 ft behind you to remain compliant with the law. A lot of people's side mirrors are probably already set that way or close to it, even though it's not the proper way.

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    5. The wiki article perfectly describes rear-view mirrors as being unnecessary in all states. One must actually read it though, and understand what it's saying.

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    6. The wiki article perfectly describes rear-view mirrors as being unnecessary in all states. One must actually read it though, and understand what it's saying.

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  3. Self-Driving cars 2016

    This topics says about self-driving cars in 2016.well first lets know the word self-driving cars tells us about. Self-driving cars means Autonomous cars. Now this means that there is no need of driver or to drive a car.

    Self driving car change world

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  5. When do you plan to ship a 360-degree camera?

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  7. Guys pick yourselves back up!!! Don't laugh at this, but you have the perfect software, know how and opportunity to turn your idea into big money still. At the 999 price range you could sell the worlds first autonomous lawn mower. With lithium batteries becoming affordable you will produce a very in demand product that would be in high demand and completely hands off.

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  8. thanks for this.. nice blog Buy Real google followers just bookmarked it.thanks

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  9. Hi!
    I'm working as a journalist and translator at Russian tech resourse geektimes.ru. Not long ago we did an article about your startup and it's problems with regulators.
    https://geektimes.ru/post/282010/
    I'm in contact with one of the Russian inventors, who's building custom vehicle, and he'd like to talk to you about your autopilot system.
    Could you provide a contact for this, please?
    Write me to slygolo

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  11. Just a good post! I didn't know about the comma one but I got here what actually the comma represents. I think it is associated to the Honda only. Just putting a comma can make such a big difference, it is little odd to believe. Some people believe like having a comma means it is an autonomous car but that thing should be made clear. After reading this post, I think everyone will have a clear image on what exactly the comma represent. Thanks for posting. Honda service Canoga park.

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  12. My comma points still say 0 even though I'm furiously logging each drive to get to the 2000 points. Please help me troubleshoot this guys.

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  15. I have a honda accord with honda sensing, it can handle some highway curves but struggles on others. I still don't see how this will be an improvement, the Actuation limits are the main limiting factor on the highway. Will it be able to anticipate a curve in the road? Honda sensing currently just makes small adjustments to keep you in the lanes.

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    1. Even without raising the actuation limits you can do much better with better software.

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