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'Grand Theft Auto V' Plays Big Role In Developing Self-Driving Vehicles

A looming question is what state and federal safety regulators will demand as proof an autonomous car should be given license to roam 'Grand Theft Auto V' Plays Big Role In Developing Self-Driving Vehicles
Irune Rengel | 17 Abril, 2017, 22:39

We're starting to see more and more driver-less tech hit the streets lately, like Google's self-surveying cars and other companies trying to develop a way for people to not worry so much about getting behind the wheel. But one research firm is apparently using a not-so-traditional tool to teach vehicles the basics - Grand Theft Auto V.

Yep, you read that right. Popular video game Grand Theft Auto V is one of the simulation platforms being used to model driving as much as three-million miles a day, something unobtainable in the real world.

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The more surprising takeaway here is that GTA V in this instance isn't a second-rate alternative to simulation software created for the objective of testing autonomous driving software - it proves an incredibly advanced testing platform, because of the care taken in its open-world game design. Simulations can help provide better driving conditions, and Grand Theft Auto V seems to do it better than most. Engineer Davide Bacchet with the self-driving startup NIO told Bloomberg that it's just "not practical" to rely exclusively on the public tests to teach their software everything it needs to know to rise to an acceptable standard, adding that the ability to replay the same exact scenario over and over again is key for learning the correct course of action. "With simulation, you can run the same scenario over and over again for infinite times, then test it again".

As automakers work to get self-driving cars on public roadways, they're realizing that real-world testing might not be enough.

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Alain Kornhauser, a Princeton University professor who advises its Autonomous Vehicle Engineering team, added that GTA 5 "is the richest virtual environment that we could extract data from".

It's a fascinating system, even with a game where running over people regularly occurs.

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