Autopilot for cars, which can replace the driver, developed by Russian scientists reported Wednesday Sergey Maltsev, CEO "RoboSiVi" (Resident Fund "Skolkovo"), which developed this device.
"Our autopilot can see the obstacles, people adjust the route in the traffic, to receive accurate information about its location and surroundings. In fact it is — a robot driver, which can ensure the movement of a vehicle without human intervention, "- said Maltsev.
"The project creates a unique navigation system based on machine vision technologies and the GLONASS system, which would operate in a land and water transport," — he said.
According to him, the project uses developments in the field of computer vision and pattern recognition, build telemetry and autonomous computing systems, reports
In the practical application of the new design gives users a lot of opportunities. For example, it will increase the productivity of labor in enterprises where the transport is used, particularly in the coal and ore mines. Not to mention the comfort of the use of private transport.
On the world market, there are similar model autopilot «Google-cars», however, said Maltsev, "foreign competitor" includes only one of the segments — private vehicles, while the scope of the Russian product is much wider.
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Besides, the price of the domestic product is ten times lower than the U.S. counterpart. "The cost of the robot driver from« Google »is about 100 thousand dollars, we also expect that the approximate cost of our products will be about two thousand dollars — said Maltsev. — This will make the product more accessible to the public. "
"Project Company" RoboSiVi "is in the process of developing a prototype of the product, preparing the first test," — he said. The primary output is planned for late 2013, and mass production — for the years 2015-16.
"Once our company has received the status of Skolkovo resident, we have the support in the form of grants and tax incentives, as well as contacts with potential investors and customers" — said Maltsev.
The company "RoboSiVi" was established in January 2012, and in April became a resident of the innovation center "Skolkovo". In July, the company received a mini-grant "Skolkovo" to 5 million rubles for R & D, marketing and business planning.