Cars that run without a driver can no longer meet on the roads of California. A lot of companies testing autonomous vehicles, and an excellent tool for accelerating this process turns out to be GTA V.
Autonomous car is not a vision of sci-fi just something that soon we can meet our Polish roads. Google for a long time tests its own samojeżdżące auto, which recently managed to wriggle out of the mandate for … driving too slow. In the development of this type of vehicles can greatly help computer games, with the hit GTA V from Rockstar at the helm.
GTA V is already helping researchers from Intel Labs and the University of Darmstadt in Germany in fine-tuning the technology. The MIT Review read that GTA is a great tool to help significantly reduce the cost of the process, which in addition will be much faster.
It is, of course, is that GTA V is full of other cars on the road, traffic lights, pedestrian crossing the road or buildings, with a sizable open world not to mention. With the “infrastructure” scientists are able to conduct software tests in a safe and cheap way.
“Scientists have created a new layer of software perched between the game and the hardware, which automatically means different objects of the game. This allows you to give them the required qualification and move it to the learning algorithm by which manages to recognize vehicles, pedestrians, and other objects that are either in the game or in the real world “is written in the MIT Review.
Why is the game Rockstar is this so good? Few reasons. There is no risk of exposure to loss of health or life of the people involved in testing. Leaving the cost of purchase and possible repair of the car used in attempts (not to mention lawsuits from victims of possible collisions). And in the end you do not need to go out to carry out such a simulation – it starts to GTA V and the case.
Secondly, through the use of GTA V, researchers save a lot of time – do not have to take a real car, drive it around and manually apply all the data into a computer, which can take up to several thousand hours of work. In the game all the necessary facilities are available from stock.
“Using artificial environments can easily collect data accurately marked on a massive scale and a large number of variables in the case of light and weather,” said Alireza Shafaei the University of British Columbia. “We have shown that these artificial figures are almost as good, and sometimes even better, what if you use real data.”
GTA V will teach our cars to drive yourself faster, cheaper and more efficiently. But there is concern about the fact that some joker can teach your car driving style preferred by the vast majority of players in the game Rockstar: gas at the floor and drive home to five stars. Besides, it would not be the first time that artificial intelligence (because how else to call a car, which itself leads?) Due to human interference, goes bad …