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AutoPilot in the Fog

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by martinwinlow, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. martinwinlow

    martinwinlow Member

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    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
     
  2. green1

    green1 Active Member

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    Only the camera would be affected, but if it can't see the lines it can't work.
     
  3. thegruf

    thegruf Active Member

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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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