Tencent News "First Line" Ji Zhenyu from Silicon Valley on August 21
Waymo, an auto-driving company owned by Google's parent company, announced on the 21st that it will open up some of its autopilot-related data.
According to Waymo, these open source datasets contain 1000 segments of autopilot paths, each containing 20 seconds of uninterrupted autopilot video. The 20-second video captured by Waymo's sensor contains 20,000 frames of high-resolution images that can be Automated driving-related researchers develop models to track and predict driving behavior.
These autopilot-related data were acquired by Waymo's autonomous driving teams during autopilot testing in four cities: San Francisco, Mountain View, Phoenix, and Kirkland, using sensors such as lidars, cameras, and radars mounted on the body. These images, including vehicles, pedestrians, traffic signals, etc., have been accurately labeled with a total of 12 million 3D annotations and 12 million 2D annotations.
In addition to Waymo, Aptiv, Uber and GM's autopilot, Cruise, have recently released autopilot-related data, but Waymo said that the data set published by itself is more detailed than the data published by other companies. Most of the data is limited to the camera to collect data, and the data provided by Waymo, in addition to the camera data, also the data collected by the five laser radars from the body.
Last month, Waymo received a license from the California Public Utilities Commission to allow it to carry passenger services. According to Waymo's license, the company is allowed to use its driverless car to pick up passengers, but there is no charge, and there is a need for a safety officer in the driver's seat. At the same time, Waymo also needs to report to the California Public Utilities Commission on the number of miles traveled and compliance with safety regulations.