Our latest software release is focused on reliability, comfort, and safety in and around the AV. See the updates in action and watch a Cruise exhibiting polite caution in a dense scene of pedestrians and cyclists.
polite caution around cyclists
The latest software release has rolled out to the driverless fleet, containing improvements in these areas:
Shipped VehicleMTLv3.1 which reduces false positive detections for active EMVs by an additional 91% (increasing miles/FP EMV RA call by 45%) and reduces false positive detections for School Buses by 14%, reducing unnecessary stops and slow downs.
Shipped KSE Vehicles v17 and KSE VRU v16 which improve speed estimations on high speed vehicles by 10% and on animals by 8.6%
Shipped STA-V v26 that further improves the AV's response to more challenging scenarios where other drivers blow through intersections illegally at high speeds.
Shipped TSEL v17 that improves politeness and increases cautiousness around pedestrians in crosswalks by up to 90% in certain situations. TSEL v17 also makes the AV more cautious around bikes by biasing away from them in a more naturalistic way.
Shipped improvements making the AV even more cautious around construction zones.
Reduced trip interruptions by further improving the fault tolerance when near steering limits.
Launched LPC v9, which improves the consistency of the AV's decision making between planning components, resulting in smoother driving.
As part of LPC v9, reduced jerky steering instances at low speeds by an additional 92%, resulting in smoother driving in stop-and-go traffic
Expanded the situations where the car can resume after an interruption.
Improved localization diagnostics to reduce unnecessary trip interruptions.
Improved our impending collision detector with expanded coverage for slow-moving objects while improving overall accuracy.
Improved the accuracy of our impending collision detector (reduced false positives due to low flying birds.)
Increased ability to drive in even denser fog, reducing fog-related trip interruptions by an additional 87%
Statistics measuring the percentage of improvement are based on internal benchmarks and metrics.