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AutoPilot in the Fog

martinwinlow

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Jun 18, 2012
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Isle of Colonsay, UK
Has anyone played with AP in bad (<50m visibility) fog yet? Anything interesting to pass on? I'm assuming there might be a point where the cameras can still lock on the lane markings sufficently to allow AP to work and the RADAR is well capable of penetrating fog... but what would the U/S transducers make of it? Not enough range to be bothered? Just intrigued! MW
 

green1

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Mar 25, 2014
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Has anyone played with AP in bad (<50m visibility) fog yet? Anything interesting to pass on? I'm assuming there might be a point where the cameras can still lock on the lane markings sufficently to allow AP to work and the RADAR is well capable of penetrating fog... but what would the U/S transducers make of it? Not enough range to be bothered? Just intrigued! MW
Only the camera would be affected, but if it can't see the lines it can't work.
 

thegruf

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Mar 24, 2015
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Think the AP just uses the camera for lane keeping.
The radar is for traffic/obstacles in front and the u/sound sensors for other objects and sort-of blind spot monitoring.

So if the camera cant see then AP will give up.

That said I am amazed at how well the AP copes with reduced visibility due to car in front, broken lines, puddles etc.
 

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