What really is “Perception” for autonomous vehicles

Perception is the term used to describe the visual cognition process for autonomous cars. Perception software modules are responsible for acquiring raw sensor data from on vehicle sensors such as cameras, LIDAR, and RADAR, and converting this raw data into scene understanding for the autonomous vehicle. The human visual cognition system is remarkable. Human drivers …

What really is “Mapping” for autonomous vehicles

"Mapping" is a commonly associated term with autonomous vehicles. We generally think of maps as birds-eye view representations of roads and geographies which highlight important features like the locations of buildings, roadside infrastructure and places of interests. Maps are used by people for navigation - to answer the question, "how do I get there?", however, …