Thinking about to install your own autopilot system in your personal vehicle and customize it to a customize Self-Driving Car running on Openpilot technology, is definitely possible today if you just buy what is necessary and do it yourself without paying thousands of dollars extra to big corporations such as Tesla.
On the marketplace today there are many types of vehicles you can buy today from any dealership they are already equipped with an electronic system name: “Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) pre-install.
This Openpilot system was developed by a well-known hacker name: “George Hotz”, who turned down an offer from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to develop the California automaker’s self-driving technology in 2015.
This Self-Driving Car Openpilot technology, uses the actuators inside many cars available today to accelerate, brake and steer and run freely on autopilot you can watch by yourself the demonstration on the video below.
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Nevertheless, to take advantage this Self-Driving Car running on Openpilot technology, you will need to decide by yourself because we can’t say exactly how well the software works overall and if it’s approved by the law and respect the safety regulation.
But what we can say this Self-Driving Car running on Openpilot technology, undisputedly works and do a decent job in the Chevy Volt in the video above.
But, for your safety concern, we don’t think to run this Self-Driving Car running on Openpilot technology, or any other similar system, without your hands on the wheel is some kind acceptable for now.
Until you drive many thousands of miles with the system working on your vehicle and after your appreciation you will decide on your own if you can trust it still at one hundred percent remember even the Tesla models who using a similar system by auto industry and sold the marketplace today those cars crashed on driven autopilot too, it is appear in a very lower level but happened this a fact because it’s growing system that still needs improvement.
If you are bold enough and you want to give a try to this Self-Driving Car running on Openpilot technology, there is a very elaborate of informative video to show you everything about the kit and how to install it and in your vehicle quietly simple.
If you are a very pragmatic person who is open mind to any new technology but, thinking about your safety first you want also watch the videos linked this article and sit back to observe how this system can be installed, maybe you will need to do it someday who knows?
Information source: Openpilot from http://comma.ai driving my 2017 Chevy Volt Premier with Adaptive Cruise Control package. For hardware needed and setup involved, check out the installation video and the guide. Handling a steep turn: 9:45 Stop-and-go traffic: 26:50 Project page and the installation guide: https://www.zoneos.com/volt.htm Support & community: #gm channel of https://comma.slack.com Source code: https://github.com/commaai/openpilot/