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Cruise Unveils Cutting-Edge Software Release to Enhance Autonomous Driving Experience

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The latest software rollout encompasses a spectrum of improvements designed to elevate various aspects of autonomous vehicle (AV) performance.

Cruise, has announced the launch of its latest software release, ushering in a wave of ground-breaking enhancements to its driverless fleet. This significant update reaffirms Cruise’s commitment to advancing the future of transportation through innovation, safety, and improved user experiences.

The latest software rollout encompasses a spectrum of improvements designed to elevate various aspects of autonomous vehicle (AV) performance. Key highlights of the release include:

  • Shipped trajectory generation improvements that increase assertiveness and improved braking behaviour during lane changes, making the AV safer by 8% during lane changes in certain situations.
  • Improved AV behaviour around stationary EMVs with adjacent open lanes where the AV and other traffic are expected to pass.
  • Stability improvements to minimize trip interruptions.
  • Improved pick-up and drop-off behaviour around bike lanes
  • Shipped TSEL v18.1 with major improvements in making left and right turns. The AV makes decisive turns, creeps and yields for cross-traffic better, and can select the optimal turn timing. This release also improves assertiveness and timeliness in overtaking double parked vehicles (DPVs), decreasing the likelihood of prolonged interruptions.
  • Expanded AV ability to manoeuvre and park in tight space to improve overall navigation within their facilities
  • Improved camera-based detection of ultra-near objects, such as small debris, reducing unnecessary trip interruptions. 
  • Shipped RadarRPN v2 (a Perception radar model), improving detection of  long distance objects >150m away by +4%.
  • Shipped DLA v6 (a Perception model), which improves detection of objects such as shopping carts, bikes without riders, and overhanging construction cranes by up to 24%.
  • Improved perception of overhanging tree branches and other vegetation above the AV, reducing unnecessary trip interruptions. 
  • As part of shipping LPCv10, improved how the AV stops on steep roads, improving stationary safety and comfort while transitioning between stopped and moving. 
  • As part of shipping LPCv10, the AV now brakes more smoothly at red lights and for other obstacles.
  • Expanded the situations where the car can resume after an interruption.
  • Allows AVs to recover from tampering events.

With this software release, Cruise Motors continues to push the boundaries of autonomous driving technology, solidifying its position as a leader in the industry. The company’s relentless pursuit of innovation, safety, and improved passenger experiences sets the stage for a future where autonomous vehicles redefine the way we travel.

SOURCE: Cruise

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