Autonomous vehicles is the task of making a vehicle that can guide itself without human conduction.
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Developing and testing algorithms for autonomous vehicles in real world is an expensive and time consuming process.
Despite the progress on monocular depth estimation in recent years, we show that the gap between monocular and stereo depth accuracy remains large$-$a particularly relevant result due to the prevalent reliance upon monocular cameras by vehicles that are expected to be self-driving.
Therefore, a detection algorithm that can cope with mislocalizations is required in autonomous driving applications.
With the advent of autonomous vehicles, LiDAR and cameras have become an indispensable combination of sensors.
To enable the study of the full diversity of traffic settings, we first propose to decompose traffic control tasks into modules, which may be configured and composed to create new control tasks of interest.
LiDAR odometry and mapping (LOAM) has been playing an important role in autonomous vehicles, due to its ability to simultaneously localize the robot's pose and build high-precision, high-resolution maps of the surrounding environment.
The framework can not only associate detections of vehicles in motion over time, but also estimate their complete 3D bounding box information from a sequence of 2D images captured on a moving platform.
And it also estimates a map of the static parts of the scene, which is a must for long-term applications in real-world environments.