Torc Robotics releases self-driving system capability list
Torc Robotics has released a list of capabilities of its self-driving system for consumer cars, named Asimov. The list includes behavioral competencies recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for automated driving systems.
“In an industry filled with persuasive marketing, it can be difficult to know the state of technology,” said Torc Robotics CEO Michael Fleming. “We hope by publishing this list, we can help set expectations for the technology and promote the standardization of self-driving terminology. We hope others will follow suit.”
Torc has been describing one capability each day on its website since November 6. Previously announced capabilities include animal collision avoidance, performing turns with traffic, and reacting to congested intersections, among others.
“We want automotive and supplier decision makers to have the right information for informed choices,” said Fleming. “That can be hard to do when each firm discusses complex driving scenarios in different ways. Our list offers concrete, easy-to-understand tests of our system’s capabilities.”