Shiraz IAU Student Develops AI Smart Car

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:37

A student of Shiraz Islamic Azad University has developed AI-driven smart car which can detect objects and distinguish a person, a motorcycle, a car or a cat from each other.

In his interview with ISCA News Agency, Mohammad Reza Bahmani, member of Shiraz IAU robotic team that ranked first in Robocup Asia Pacific 2018, stated that many features of the “smart car” project has been applied for the first time in the country.

He explained that while various self-driving technologies have been developed by Google, Uber, Tesla, Nissan, and other major automakers, researchers, and technology companies, but this technology is new to our country.

Bahmani continued that detecting objects is the main feature of smart cars. While design details vary, most self-driving systems create and maintain an internal map of their surroundings, based on a wide array of sensors, like radar.

In answer to the question that how much time does it take for a smart car to detect an object before hitting that, he said that from the moment of seeing an object by the camera, even in high speed, it can detect that.

Fault detection and tracing are another notable features of this car, “most of the cars are equipped with ECU computers but identifying common car problems is hard for people so just car mechanics can find it out,” he explained and noted that the car’s electronic system and a mobile application can solve this problem.

He added that automatic mirror adjustment system that rotates a pair of side mirrors and the room mirror of a car to the optimal position for a driver by using the locating of the driver’s pupils. The car also can understand if the drive feeling sleepy.

Bahmani finally said that many Iranian cars are not equipped with these technologies and unlike our efforts, they have not reached to the commercialization phase yet.

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