Renault aims to make toll booths a breeze for autonomous cars

From Engadget - July 11, 2017

The pair initially started work on the project in June 2016, trialling its developments along the A13 freeway in Normandy, with research expected to continue until 2018. According to Renault, the car will receive information about an upcoming toll barrier about one kilometer in advance and will then anticipate and take its position in a lane compatible with autonomous vehicles. The car will slow down according to speed signs, and will stay in the center of the lane using sensors and virtual lines derived from a high-definition map of the site.

"Maximising safety for drivers, passengers and others with autonomous cars requires several stakeholders in both government and the private sector working together, each bringing unique expertise." said Renault's Mathieu Lips, commenting on the unique partnership. "Our goal is to work with Sanef to develop advances in safety and the right solutions to bring as soon as possible to customers the most comfortable travel in autonomous drive without interruption."


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