Case Studies, Level 5 Autonomous Driving, Sensor Fusion

Ad Punctum Case Study: Autonomous Vehicles will be slower than you think

How does sensor or AI performance affect the potential top speed of an autonomous car? And what is the current maximum speed of an autonomous car taking into account sensor reliability? Ad Punctum conducted a Case Study to carve out answers to these questions and draw conclusion on future mobility.

Case Study Conclusions:

  • Autonomous vehicle top speed is a function of sensor / AI reliability.
  • Based on current sensor performance, autonomous vehicles are unlikely to travel above 70 mph for passenger cars and 60 mph for large trucks.
  • Lower performance enables different engineering trade-offs (cheaper & lighter elements).
  • Vehicles will need to package protect for step changes in sensor performance.

Read the full Case Study and find out why it won’t be as easy as one might think to build fast autonomous vehicles. You can download the whole Case Study here.