You are in your car and want to park against a kerb and between two cars. Behind the kerb is a building. On the kerb is a pedestrian and their child, further along is a dog tied to a lampost. That is your current scenario but there is just one catch - the car is autonomous:
- How do we make sure everything else around you is safe?
- How do we make sure your car won’t get damaged?
Testing. A lot of prior testing.
That’s where the idea of the Moshon Village came from. Instead of testing against real kerbs, buildings and obstacles. We test using foam and inflatable with all the correct sensors before risking damage to the car, other cars and people.
Moshon Data started with the foam kerbs / pavements for automatic parking which progressed overtime before we realised we needed an environment which would also demonstrate a pedestrian scenario and what is more realistic than a high street / village?
Before pedestrians, cyclists, motorbikes and even animals take to our streets with autonomous features that us as a driver would rely on, we need to ensure the vehicle detects and reacts to certain scenarios.
Products used for the Moshon Village: