The laser sensors currently used on board of self-driving cars for the recognition of 3D objects are often an Achilles heel in the development of new generation vehicles, but a new method simple and cheap, proposed by researchers at Cornell University, could change the game.

“Cornell researchers have discovered that a simpler method, using two inexpensive cameras on either side of the windshield, can detect objects with nearly LiDAR’s accuracy and at a fraction of the cost”, writes Science Daily in an article.

“The common belief is that you couldn’t make self-driving cars without LiDARs,” explains Kilian Weinberger, associate professor of computer science at Cornell University. “We’ve shown, at least in principle, that it’s possible.”

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