Mobileye, the Intel company, has added New York City to its expanding global autonomous vehicle (AV) testing programme.
Recently Mobileye applied for and received a New York AV testing permit to drive AVs on New York City streets. Mobileye is the only company currently holding an AV testing permit. During both day and nighttime driving, Mobileye’s AV is getting an advanced AV testing experience.
The company’s entry into New York City – the largest city in North America and one of the world’s most challenging driving environments – demonstrates the vast capabilities of its AV technology and proves how its unique approach is enabling rapid geographic and economic scalability, Mobileye said.
“Driving in complex urban areas such as New York City is a crucial step in vetting the capabilities of an autonomous system and moving the industry closer to commercial readiness,” said Professor Amnon Shashua, senior vice president of Intel and president and CEO of Mobileye.
Mobileye’s camera-only subsystem AV is now successfully driving through New York City, on highly congested streets replete with pedestrians, bicyclists, aggressive drivers, double-parked vehicles, construction zones, emergency vehicles, tunnels and bridges, and so forth. Mobileye’s True Redundancy™ approach first “doubles down” on the computer-vision subsystem before adding a lidar/radar subsystem for redundancy.