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Toyota has built a superior drone TRI-P4

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Toyota tri-p4. Многочисленные «глаза и уши» в данном образце беспилотника упакованы куда изящнее, чем у предыдущих прототипов. Постаралась калифорнийская студия CALTY Design Research (дочка Тойоты), известная по таким концептам, как FT-1, Urban Utility, Concept-i и LF-1.

Leonid Popov, 2 days ago. Photo: Toyota

The many “eyes and ears” in the sample drone Packed a lot more gracefully than previous prototypes. Tried a California Studio CALTY Design Research (subsidiary of Toyota), known for such concepts as the FT-1, Urban Utility, the Concept-i and LF-1.

In Las Vegas at the CES show debut of the UAV TRI-P4 created by the Research Institute Toyota (Toyota Research Institute, TRI) based on hybrid Lexus LS 500h. In the spring he will join the Park test apparatus of the group in the development of the autopilot in General and the systems Guardian and Chauffeur , in particular.

Choice as the basis for TRI-P4 of the new hybrid of “El-ESA,” according to the explanation of the Toyota’s dictated by the chassis, which provides a “faster and at the same time, smooth maneuvers of the unmanned movement.”

Recall that tojtovska system Chauffeur provides independent movement of the car, but the Guardian is hedging autopilot, it just monitors the situation in the background, when the driver drives the car himself. Automation here intervenes in critical situations (for example, if the person fell asleep, or he got sick or he had not noticed another vehicle nearby).

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Senior Vice President at TRI Autonomous movement Ryan Eustis says the platform number four, progress has been made in aligning the management of human and computer, which will turn the driver in a sort of “Superman”. As a leading designer of CALTY Scott Roller talks about the integration of the filling in the shape of the car, the unity of form and content, inspired by the fiction.

In fact, smooth and comfortable (as possible) transition from tracking to intercept control when necessary is one of the tasks, development of which busy the authors of the prototype TRI-P4. Both linked complex are a step forward compared to the autopilot Highway Teammate of 2015, which mastered the highways. Continuing the evolution of a set of Chauffeur/Guardian is able to act in almost any road situation.

Control electronics has become more compact, moreover, placed in a vertical unit is installed behind the backrest of the rear sofa. So now in the trunk even freed up the space for the Luggage. When service is required, computer unit swung back.

Index P4 in the name of the prototype suggests that from platforms 2.1 and 3.0 cars-the predecessors of the developers have moved on to the fourth version. Under the platform there is not “cart” of the machine itself, and a set of hardware (cameras of several types, including thermal, lidar and so on) and software that provide autonomy. All of these nodes, and the computer are powered from a traction battery of a hybrid, and a simple 12-volt acts here only as a reserve.

Compared with the previous prototypes here improved radar, in particular, increased field of view at close range, there’s a new side of camera for additional review and a couple new sensors front and rear view with wide dynamic range (i.e. they are good at recognizing objects in very bright light and in the shadows). At the same time the “brain” of the entire complex increased the speed, he signals from the sensors reads faster, and for a change of scenery reacts quicker, using in parallel more different machine learning algorithms.

The total number of cameras is not made public, and for lidar, there are eight. Together with other sensors they provide a scan of the vehicle’s surroundings.

In addition to the CES show, taking place this week, the drone TRI-P4 can be seen next to the Lexus stand in Detroit at the North American auto show. It is also interesting that in one instance toyotausa not limited. In the spring of of Toyota research center TMNA R&D Prototype Development Center in York (mi) will start the Assembly of the party of drones based on the serial “El-Esav”. This will allow us to expand the scale of the experiment and accelerate the debug of sensors, electronics and software. Directly all of these nodes to move on a conveyor machines would be difficult, then no design will not save. But the experience with TRI-P4 will allow in the future to implement the Toyota and Lexus more developed automated driving.


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The owners of gyrometers want to distribute traffic

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Such transport is often used by children and adolescents. If the norm is accepted, then the audience may be significantly reduced.

Control over the actions of the owners of gyrometers, Segways, sigview and other small electric vehicles considered in the state Duma of the Russian Federation: on this topic was a round table. It is proposed to equate it to the moped: in this case, these “drivers” will be subject to the requirements of the rules of the road. The initiative came from the head of the Union of pedestrians Vladimir Sokolov.

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According to the current legislation, to mopeds (light quadricycles) or the desired license category “M” or any other open category (the most common – “B”). If they equate gyrometer, Segways, etc., then their owners will also need a driver’s license.

Regulation segment is necessary because of pedestrians. During the round table the attendees remembered several cases: the first man on the electric skateboard was hit by a woman who fell and suffered a severe spinal injury; second driver electric skateboard collided with the pensioner, causing the latter died on the spot. Accident, these incidents can not be called, since from the point of view of the law in the pedestrian zone and collided with two pedestrians.

Segways - Journee Sans Voiture, Paris 2015

According to Vladimir Sokolova, similar cases are not uncommon (however, the statistics he had not). In order to be able to attract such “drivers” to justice, they should be subject to the relevant rules. Today they have been officially recognized by pedestrians and, in fact, can move in respective areas at a speed from 20 km/h on gyrometer to 50 km/h on a Segway.

Vladimir Sokolov offers to prohibit the movement of the small electric vehicle on the sidewalks. Agree not all. During the round table a proposal was made simply to limit the speed for those traveling on the Segways, Segways, etc: for pedestrian areas – not above 25 km/h, for bike paths, 60 km/h. the Catch, however, is that this electric vehicle has no speedometer.


It is curious that Russia is now allowed to create “Bike zone”, where it is allowed to stop motorists and motorcyclists, provided that they give way to all other traffic participants, and their speed will not exceed 20 km/h. it Turns out, the owners sigview will be able to drive on such roads three times faster? Or in this case, also will be subject to the terms and moped riders?

In Russia in 2018, has sold about 32 thousand Segways and about 10 thousand monowheels. Often buy them for children and teenagers. Recall that the right category “M” is issued from the age of 16. This means that in case of approval the proposal of the head of the Union of pedestrians, the number of customers of sellers of small electric vehicle, most likely, will be considerably reduced.

Last summer reported on the proposal of the Deputy from the LDPR faction, which advocated the registration of alternative transport.


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Kupeobrazny Geely FY11 revealed in the “sports” version

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Geely fy11. От стандартного этот вариант отличается круговым обвесом в цвет кузова (вместо «чёрного пояса»), накладками на двери, двумя парами выпускных патрубков, затемнёнными элементами, алой вставкой в решётке и большими колёсами. Можно считать FY11 кросс-седаном, как Renault Arkana.

From the standard this is a circular body kit in body color (instead of black belt), lining on the door, two pairs of exhaust pipes, darkened elements, al insert in the grille and large wheels. FY11 can be considered cross-sedans, like Renault Arkana.

The company Geely to be congratulated on the development of the first model on the platform of the CMA (not to be confused with BMA). It unites coupe FY11 with a compact “Swede” Volvo XC40 and differs from Satin, resting on its own “cart” Geely. The mid-size crossover with “crushed” the roof, the idea will become the biggest and most expensive SUV in the range, and therefore, waiting for the flagship we have.

The issue of the official pictures shows about the imminent premiere. However, the Russian office Geely today sent along a teaser with the words about the similarities of the car with a predatory cat, grille “in the form of a concentric universe” and running lights like the “digital boom”. Say, a design center in Shanghai has found a new direction.

Recall the dimensions: length, width, height — 4605×1878×1643 mm, wheelbase — 2700. It is not surprising that the dimensions of the rookie close to the platform model Lynk & Co 01: 4530×1855×1654, 2730 mm.

Architecture interior Geely FY11 is more similar to a compact Geely SX11than all the other models in the CMA-kneading. This is a standard interior, no red inserts and stitching, and veneers “under carbon”. It’s funny that the handrail on the console can be confused with a “poker” of the Parking brake.

Under the hood of the SUV FY11 if prescribed turboservice 2.0 (in Swedish terminology T5), derated from 254 to 238 HP at the same torque 350 N•m. there are rumors about the use volvovsky Turbotronic 1.5 in the hybrid setup of the PHEV. In short, the forecasts are also on the Coupe, rolling brand Lynk & Co. Where, by the way, coupe from Volvo?



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Several cars are Audi A4, and A5 in Russia tightened the nuts

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Audi a4,Audi a5. По итогам года собратья Audi A4/A5 занимают вторую строку в своём классе в России. Весной немцы должны выкатить рестайлинговую машину, чтобы поднять интерес ещё больше.

Leonid Popov, 9 hours ago. Photo: Audi

Not enough or too tight threaded joints in the front axles (manufacturer preferred the term “tight improper”) has forced Audi to recall in our country, twelve instances of models A4 and A5sold in 2018. Will check them and if needed will replace the “wrong” parts in the chassis. Of course, free for owners.

A list of VIN codes of the vehicles falling under this opinion, as usual, can be downloaded from the website of Rosstandart on the link.

Interestingly, in the last couple of A4/A5 spoke in Russia as recently as November 2018 and also because threaded connections. One time improperly was screwed on the fuel rail. And besides, both of these models fall under a service campaign in the summer and fall about the potential of failure of the coolant pump.


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