Low-cost navigation for self-driving cars

A new software system developed at the University of Michigan uses video game technology to help solve one of the most daunting hurdles facing self driving and automated cars – the high cost of the laser scanners they use to determine their location. Ryan Wolcott, a University of Michigan doctoral candidate, estimates that it could shave thousands of dollars from the cost of these vehicles. The tech enables them to navigate using a single video camera, delivering the same level of accuracy as laser scanners at a fraction of the cost.