DeepRoute.ai has revealed Driver 3.0, its latest autonomous driving system intended to help OEMs and suppliers achieve full autonomy and widespread commercialization. For drivers, it aims to reduce fatigue while offering a smooth, consistent, driving experience.
The system includes two version of DeepRoute.ai’s self-driving solutions for automakers – D-PRO and D-AIR. D-PRO offers HD map-free operation and features such as valet park assist and point-to-point navigation without operational design domain restrictions. D-AIR focuses on HD map-free driver assistance – packaging features such as automatic cruise control, lane centering control, and autonomous emergency braking.
While their approach may differ, DeepRoute.ai expects that both versions will help expedite the mass production plans of many OEMs as they address high mapping and maintenance costs, alongside the limitations of geo-fencing. Driver 3.0 is further capable of adaptive cruise control, stop and go, obstacle avoidance, unprotected left turns, and other technologically complex maneuvers.
In a video demonstration of Driver 3.0, the company showcased the system’s ability to generate lane-level information around the car in real-time, without HD maps. The vehicle shown drove autonomously around Shanghai during peak traffic hours, interacting with pedestrians and other road users safely and consistently across a variety of road conditions.
While full details on the new system’s rollout have not yet been detailed, DeepRoute.ai confirmed that it will be available to purchase in 2023 from an established automotive brand. Following this launch, the company confirmed that Driver 3.0 will benefit from over-the-air software updates – providing more improved functions and services over time.