Canadian start-up X-Matik presents its development – robotization module for conventional cars. It consists of controllers for the steering wheel and pedals, a camera and a computer block. This set is enough to endow the machine with autopilot functions without a deep and costly upgrade.
In the company X-Matik claims that their development is universal, compatible with a minimum of two dozen retain control of the machine. This is a stripped-down version of the autopilot, it can not drive completely. In fact, it's the assistant driver – LaneCruise can keep the distance in the flow or follow straight ahead on the markup.
Unlike the current drones, this device uses a simple system of visual recognition of objects, so in the absence of signs or other machines. The driver is still fully responsible for the behavior of the car on the road, so you do not get a nap behind the wheel. Maximum – listen to music and drink coffee.
The beta version of LaneCruis will appear in limited access in 2018, and by the end of 2019 you can expect to see the finished product. The price list is still suspended on $ 1,5-2 thousand, but the option of renting. While the device will be available only in the North American market.