The latest software release has rolled out to the driverless fleet, containing improvements in these areas:
Shipped trajectory generation improvements that increase assertiveness and improved braking behavior during lane changes, making the AV safer by 8% during lane changes in certain situations.
Improved AV behavior around stationary EMVs with adjacent open lanes where the AV and other traffic are expected to pass.
Stability improvements to minimize trip interruptions.
Improved pick-up and drop-off behavior around bike lanes
Shipped TSEL v18.1 with major improvements in making left and right turns. The AV makes decisive turns, creeps and yields for cross-traffic better, and can select the optimal turn timing. This release also improves assertiveness and timeliness in overtaking double parked vehicles (DPVs), decreasing the likelihood of prolonged interruptions.
Expanded AV ability to maneuver and park in tight space to improve overall navigation within our facilities
Improved camera-based detection of ultra-near objects, such as small debris, reducing unnecessary trip interruptions.
Shipped RadarRPN v2 (a Perception radar model), improving detection of long distance objects >150m away by +4%.
Shipped DLA v6 (a Perception model), which improves detection of objects such as shopping carts, bikes without riders, and overhanging construction cranes by up to 24%.
Improved perception of overhanging tree branches and other vegetation above the AV, reducing unnecessary trip interruptions.
As part of shipping LPCv10, improved how the AV stops on steep roads, improving stationary safety and comfort while transitioning between stopped and moving.
As part of shipping LPCv10, the AV now brakes more smoothly at red lights and for other obstacles.
Expanded the situations where the car can resume after an interruption.
Allows our AVs to recover from tampering events.
Statistics measuring the percentage of improvement are based on internal benchmarks and metrics.