Delphi Completes First Coast-to-Coast Automated Drive
April 6, 2015—Delphi Automotive recently completed the longest automated drive in North America, traveling from San Francisco to New York in the first coast-to-coast trip ever taken by an automated vehicle.
Nearly 3,400 miles were covered with 99 percent of the drive in fully automated mode.
The nine-day trip crossed 15 states and the District of Columbia. Along the way, the vehicle encountered complex driving situations such as traffic circles, construction zones, bridges, tunnels, aggressive drivers and a variety of weather conditions.
The vehicle was equipped with a full suite of advanced technologies and features, including collision mitigation, integrated radar and camera systems, forward collision and lane departure warning.
The drive was used by Delphi engineers to research and collect information to help further advance active safety technology—the most rapidly growing technology sector of the auto industry.
Delphi said it collected nearly three terabytes of data.
“Our vehicle performed remarkably well during this drive, exceeding our expectations,” said Jeff Owens, Delphi chief technology officer. “The knowledge obtained from this trip will help optimize our existing active safety products and accelerate our future product development, which will allow us to deliver unsurpassed automotive grade technologies to our customers.”