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The Level 4 autonomous vehicle system created by Samsung passed a 200km test drive


It has been reported that Samsung is one step closer to developing an autonomous driving system that is virtually as good as, or just as good as, Level 4 autonomous driving. According to reports, the Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) carried out and successfully completed a “driver-free” test in South Korea between the cities of Suwon and Gangneung. According to a story that was published in the regional media, the research and development team at Samsung was able to construct an algorithm for autonomous driving that was successful in traveling roughly 125 miles (200 kilometers) between Suwon and Gangneung without the assistance of a human driver.

“Level 4” or “High Driving Automation” refers to a self-driving system that does not need any input from the driver. Self-driving vehicles that are capable of achieving Level 4 autonomy are able to run independently in self-driving mode with minimal to no human involvement, typically in urban settings where the peak speed can reach an average of 50 kilometers per hour. Ridesharing services are typically the focus of development for these Level 4 autonomous cars. According to a recent story, Samsung is said to have placed its own self-driving algorithm alongside a LIDAR (laser imaging, detection, and range) system on a commercially accessible automobile (the make and model of the vehicle was not left unexplained). The system was able to recognize emergency cars, change lanes automatically, and drive on ramps, which allowed it to successfully detect two connected highways of varying heights.

As a result, it was able to pass the test of around 200 kilometers (km). In principle, there are five different levels of autonomy (or six, if you take “no autonomy” at Level 0 as the first level). The greatest level of automation is level 5, which provides full automation and a system that is capable of executing all driving activities under all conditions without requiring any human input or attention. This level is the highest possible. As a point of comparison, a Tesla electric vehicle is only capable of achieving Level 2, sometimes known as partial automation. According to the rules of the United States of America, there are not too many vehicles that are capable of Level 3 automation; nonetheless, Mercedes-Benz unveiled the first Level 3 self-driving vehicle earlier this year.