Cars can also have a "sense of touch"

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    With the gradual popularization of automobile intelligence, modern automobiles have more and more powerful auxiliary driving and even autonomous driving capabilities through sensing hardware such as cameras, lidar and millimeter-wave radar. If you compare it to a living organism, the perceptual ability of the car is equivalent to the biological eye, that is, the car has vision. However, the sense of touch generated by the nerves and contacts all over the skin is not as widely used as vision, but it is an important sensory ability for organisms to coordinate movement and avoid danger.

For a car, its direct contact with the outside world is mainly through four tires. Historically, there have been attempts to give tires a "sense of touch," but as consumables, such a design is clearly not affordable to consumers. Now, BYD engineers have demonstrated a brand new idea on the Yi Si Fang technology platform. The four wheels are controlled by four wheel motors. The wheel motors can quickly obtain the four-wheel motion state of the vehicle, and the continuous data can analyze the real-time motion posture and road conditions of the vehicle, so that the vehicle can form a similar "tactile" perception ability. This is the Yi Sifang technology platform that BYD has applied to its new high-end brand. In addition to the four-wheel drive and high performance capabilities brought by four high-power wheel-edge motors, this new set of sensory capabilities gives the vehicle precise control unlike traditional cars.

(Credit: Pacific Auto Network)