'Synthia' Creates a Simulation to Train Autonomous Vehicles

By: Michael Hemsworth - Jun 18, 2016
References: cvc.uab.es & gizmag
Despite autonomous vehicles being an advanced form of transportation the vehicles are lacking a lot of real world experience, so the 'Synthia' virtual driving school is programmed to help alleviate this aspect.

Developed at the Computer Vision Center in Barcelona, 'Synthia' works by creating classes that are designed to train autonomous vehicle AI systems to help enhances the experience they have on the road.

Autonomous vehicles have been praised for their ability to offer users a streamlined experience and be a safer method of transport, but they are still lacking a lot of experience. The 'Synthia' virtual driving school could help to provide additional driving hours without having to actually have them on the road with other drivers.