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Will autonomous car sensors interfere with each other across cars?

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by zmarty, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. zmarty

    zmarty Member

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    Once autonomous cars get popular, is there a chance that LIDAR, radar, and even infrared light sensors and emitters would interfere with each other across cars? If yes, how?

    For instance, isn't LIDAR using laser to emit and capture light? What happens if there are multiple LIDARs in cars on adjacent lanes?
     
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    just one of thousands of open ended issues that need to be addressed before FSD becomes a reality
     
  3. Tam

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    As pointed out by the discussions' links, a car may have multiple LIDARs next to each other and there's no interference between them so I don't think it's a problem.

    I don't know how they do it to only recognize their own signals and not others but apparently they can with the bombardment of all kinds of LIDAR, RADAR, Ultrasonic sensors.
     
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    It's Hedley! HEDLEY! ;)
     
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    The cameras won't. And automotive radar has been designed with that issue in mind, so while there might be bugs in the implementation, the concept itself minimizes the chance of interference.
     

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