South Korea's largest auto parts maker Hyundai Mobis said Sunday that it plans to make full use of 3-D mobile game software in the development of its autonomous driving system.
One of the flagship companies of Hyundai Motor Group said using real, high-definition video game images to create all kinds of driving conditions can allow it to more efficiently and safely check its cameras that are an integral part in any self-driving car system.
The videos can be designed to simulate night and bad weather conditions, as well as complicated urban driving environments with lots of pedestrians and other cars, the company said. It can, moreover, be used to check if the cameras can detect and process commonplace repairs being carried out on roads.
"By getting the camera to detect and read all manner of signs and road-related movements and developments, advances can be made to the overall system at a faster pace than through more conventional means," it said. "This arrangement can give Mobis an edge in developments."
If such simulators are not used, a car fitted with cameras and sensors will have to be driven on real streets that take more time and pose safety issues.
Mobis said that its research center in India has teamed up with Tata Elxsi -- an artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and big data service provider based on the subcontinent -- to develop the necessary 3-D images and software.
The contract calls for the simulation program to be developed by late 2019, Hyundai Mobis said. (yonhap)