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In the hype of autonomous driving, driverless cars will need to be able to handle critical situations on the same level as very skilled drivers.

Sentient makes this happen. Want to join our team?

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What if autonomous vehicles were driven like a mediocre driver was driving them? Would anyone with a high level of driving skill accept being driven in a car like that? Would he/she feel comfortable sending his/her children off to school, or to their leisure activities, in autonomous vehicles like that?

Would the public accept the autonomous cars on our roads performing worse than if a skilled driver were behind the wheel?

The answer to those questions is no.

Neither skilled drivers nor the general public would accept autonomous driving that’s less safe than today’s cars being driven by experienced drivers.

However, in the hype of autonomous driving, little is said about the critical situations every car will have to deal with, situations like aquaplaning and skidding on ice at high speed. We’re convinced that, when introducing autonomous driving, driverless cars will need to be able to handle critical situations on the same level as very skilled drivers.

Figure: Expectations regarding the capability to handle a critical dynamic situation.

That’s why Sentient’s Vehicle Motion Control makes the average driver an expert one, at the very least. Where traditional ESP prevents instabilities,  e.g. oversteer, Vehicle Motion Control prevents instabilities and follows the intended path, keeping the vehicle within its lane.

See the demo showing when our ‘artwork’ was presented to the King of Sweden using our patented Vehicle Motion Control:

Roles

To strengthen our pace of development even further, we’re seeking talented people for the following roles:

  • Function Developer
  • Functional Safety Analyst

Offer

Working in a very dynamic team, you’ll make a difference, developing and integrating the next generation of active safety functions for autonomous vehicles at Sentient.

Qualifications

Working with development at Sentient means that:

  • You’re creative and analytical
  • You like to systematise/automise repeated tasks to get the time to develop new things
  • You should have an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechatronics, Automation, Signal Processing, Electronics, Computer Science or similar
  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field.

Function Developer

Working as a Function Developer means that:

  • You should have extensive experience of physical modelling and Matlab/Simulink

Functional Safety Analyst

Working as a Functional Safety Analyst means that:

  • You should have extensive experience of ISO 26262

Application

If you’re the right candidate, don’t hesitate to send in your application, by 2019‑06‑30 at the latest, to info@sentientplus.com

Selection and interviews will be taking place continuously. The position may be filled before the closing date, so please apply as soon as possible.

For futher information, please contact Johan Hultén on +46 73 631 3780.

To learn more, visit: https://sentientplus.com/

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In the hype of autonomous driving, driverless cars will need to be able to handle critical situations on the same level as very skilled drivers.

Sentient makes this happen. Want to join our team?

What if autonomous vehicles were driven like a mediocre driver was driving them? Would anyone with a high level of driving skill accept being driven in a car like that? Would he/she feel comfortable sending his/her children off to school, or to their leisure activities, in autonomous vehicles like that?

Would the public accept the autonomous cars on our roads performing worse than if a skilled driver were behind the wheel?

The answer to those questions is no.

Neither skilled drivers nor the general public would accept autonomous driving that’s less safe than today’s cars being driven by experienced drivers.

However, in the hype of autonomous driving, little is said about the critical situations every car will have to deal with, situations like aquaplaning and skidding on ice at high speed. We’re convinced that, when introducing autonomous driving, driverless cars will need to be able to handle critical situations on the same level as very skilled drivers.

Figure: Expectations regarding the capability to handle a critical dynamic situation.

That’s why Sentient’s Vehicle Motion Control makes the average driver an expert one, at the very least. Where traditional ESP prevents instabilities,  e.g. oversteer, Vehicle Motion Control prevents instabilities and follows the intended path, keeping the vehicle within its lane.

See the demo showing when our ‘artwork’ was presented to the King of Sweden using our patented Vehicle Motion Control:

Roles

To strengthen our pace of development even further, we’re seeking talented people for the following roles:

  • Function Developer
  • Functional Safety Analyst

Offer

Working in a very dynamic team, you’ll make a difference, developing and integrating the next generation of active safety functions for autonomous vehicles at Sentient.

Qualifications

Working with development at Sentient means that:

  • You’re creative and analytical
  • You like to systematise/automise repeated tasks to get the time to develop new things
  • You should have an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechatronics, Automation, Signal Processing, Electronics, Computer Science or similar
  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field.

Function Developer

Working as a Function Developer means that:

  • You should have extensive experience of physical modelling and Matlab/Simulink

Functional Safety Analyst

Working as a Functional Safety Analyst means that:

  • You should have extensive experience of ISO 26262

Application

If you’re the right candidate, don’t hesitate to send in your application, by 2019‑06‑30 at the latest, to info@sentientplus.com

Selection and interviews will be taking place continuously. The position may be filled before the closing date, so please apply as soon as possible.

For futher information, please contact Johan Hultén on +46 73 631 3780.

To learn more, visit: https://sentientplus.com/

 

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In the hype of autonomous driving, driverless cars will need to be able to handle critical situations on the same level as very skilled drivers.

Sentient makes this happen. Want to join our team?

Continue reading

What if autonomous vehicles were driven like a mediocre driver was driving them? Would anyone with a high level of driving skill accept being driven in a car like that? Would he/she feel comfortable sending his/her children off to school, or to their leisure activities, in autonomous vehicles like that?

Would the public accept the autonomous cars on our roads performing worse than if a skilled driver were behind the wheel?

The answer to those questions is no.

Neither skilled drivers nor the general public would accept autonomous driving that’s less safe than today’s cars being driven by experienced drivers.

However, in the hype of autonomous driving, little is said about the critical situations every car will have to deal with, situations like aquaplaning and skidding on ice at high speed. We’re convinced that, when introducing autonomous driving, driverless cars will need to be able to handle critical situations on the same level as very skilled drivers.

Figure: Expectations regarding the capability to handle a critical dynamic situation.

That’s why Sentient’s Vehicle Motion Control makes the average driver an expert one, at the very least. Where traditional ESP prevents instabilities,  e.g. oversteer, Vehicle Motion Control prevents instabilities and follows the intended path, keeping the vehicle within its lane.

See the demo showing when our ‘artwork’ was presented to the King of Sweden using our patented Vehicle Motion Control:

Roles

To strengthen our pace of development even further, we’re seeking talented people for the following roles:

  • Function Developer
  • Functional Safety Analyst

Offer

Working in a very dynamic team, you’ll make a difference, developing and integrating the next generation of active safety functions for autonomous vehicles at Sentient.

Qualifications

Working with development at Sentient means that:

  • You’re creative and analytical
  • You like to systematise/automise repeated tasks to get the time to develop new things
  • You should have an MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics, Mechatronics, Automation, Signal Processing, Electronics, Computer Science or similar
  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the field.

Function Developer

Working as a Function Developer means that:

  • You should have extensive experience of physical modelling and Matlab/Simulink

Functional Safety Analyst

Working as a Functional Safety Analyst means that:

  • You should have extensive experience of ISO 26262

Application

If you’re the right candidate, don’t hesitate to send in your application, by 2019‑06‑30 at the latest, to info@sentientplus.com

Selection and interviews will be taking place continuously. The position may be filled before the closing date, so please apply as soon as possible.

For futher information, please contact Johan Hultén on +46 73 631 3780.

To learn more, visit: https://sentientplus.com/

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Not an Ordinary Family Transport

This brand new top equipped Mazda CX-5 will not enter its life as an ordinary family transport! Sentient just took delivery of the latest addition to its test vehicle fleet. With just 7 km on the odometer, the keys were handed over to Ulf for some surgery to the car.

It will, of course, be injected with S+ Blueprint Steering as soon as possible. We will come back shortly with more on how this is done. Then we will push the vehicle dynamics of this car to the limits with the benefit of Sentient software solutions. The expected sleepy suburban life for this car is exchanged for a top athletic life on test tracks and winter expeditions. What a treat!

Find out more about S+ Blueprint Steering.

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In an oversteer situation, ESP works well in stabilizing the vehicle, but not with very high precision in the vehicle position. S+ Oversteer Control considerably reduces the instability as well as the risk of ending up outside the lane. S+ Oversteer Control increases the vehicle safety and has already started to save lives.

Watch the difference in vehicle position between standard ESP and S+ Oversteer Control.

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Experience World-Class Driving with S+ Steering

Since 2013, customers of a leading OEM of commercial vehicles have enjoyed a high level of comfort, control and stability through S+ Steering. S+ Steering works just as well for passenger cars and have an extensive interface suited for driver assistance systems and fully autonomous vehicles. Click on the image below to watch how S+ Steering contributes to steering precision and direction stability.

The film has been made by one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy vehicles. Our steering software, S+ Steering, plays a leading role in this promotion video, also featuring stars like Jean Claude van Damme in the viral success The Epic Split on YouTube. The actor is known for his splits, but this is probably the first time a video like this goes viral. By pressing the link above, you will watch on YouTube the epic split by Jean-Claude Van Damme between two reversing trucks from a leading truck manufacturer.

Since 2013, customers of a leading OEM of commercial vehicles have enjoyed a high level of comfort, control and stability through S+ Steering. S+ Steering works just as well for passenger cars and have an extensive interface suited for driver assistance systems and fully autonomous vehicles. Click on the image below to watch how S+ Steering contributes to steering precision and direction stability.

The film has been made by one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heavy vehicles. Our steering software, S+ Steering, plays a leading role in this promotion video, also featuring stars like Jean Claude van Damme in the viral success The Epic Split on YouTube. The actor is known for his splits, but this is probably the first time a video like this goes viral. By pressing the link above, you will watch on YouTube the epic split by Jean-Claude Van Damme between two reversing trucks from a leading truck manufacturer.

We Do It With Steer-by-Wire

The capability of Sentient’s Vehicle Motion Control exceeds the ability of human drivers. To achieve this, the angular speed of the steering wheel need to be greater than 1500 °/s. Using a car with a steering wheel moving that fast would be unsafe, e.g. sticking a finger into the wheel could lead to bone fractures.

Also, in Autonomous Vehicle Motion Control, you would prefer to keep the steering wheel still to avoid any annoying motions.

Sentient’s steer-by-wire has the unique combination of disturbance rejection and premium steering feel and it has been in production since 2013.

We Do It With Steer-by-Wire

The capability of Sentient’s Vehicle Motion Control exceeds the ability of human drivers. To achieve this, the angular speed of the steering wheel need to be greater than 1500 °/s. Using a car with a steering wheel moving that fast would be unsafe, e.g. sticking a finger into the wheel could lead to bone fractures.

Also, in Autonomous Vehicle Motion Control, you would prefer to keep the steering wheel still to avoid any annoying motions.

Sentient’s steer-by-wire has the unique combination of disturbance rejection and premium steering feel and it has been in production since 2013.

According to the US Department of Transportation and NHTSA’s publication (https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/13069a-ads2.0_090617_v9a_tag.pdf) an Autonomous Driving System (ADS) is responsible for performing Object and Event Detection and Response.

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This refers, on one hand, to the detection of any circumstance that is relevant to the immediate driving task, and on the other hand, implementation of the appropriate driver or system response to such circumstance.

When shifting to autonomous driving we have an opportunity to make car transportation safer from day one, which we know wasn’t the case for manually driven cars. The appropriate system response in a critical situation, such as skidding on icy roads, should and can result in a behavior that is far more safe than advanced driving in traditional cars with ESP. Why not just do it?

Watch our film demonstrating the difference between Vehicle Motion Control and ESP in an autonomous car.

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ESP is not Enough for Autonomous Driving

According to the US Department of Transportation and NHTSA’s publication (https://www.nhtsa.gov/sites/nhtsa.dot.gov/files/documents/13069a-ads2.0_090617_v9a_tag.pdf) an Autonomous Driving System (ADS) is responsible for performing Object and Event Detection and Response. This refers, on one hand, to the detection of any circumstance that is relevant to the immediate driving task, and on the other hand, implementation of the appropriate driver or system response to such circumstance.

When shifting to autonomous driving we have an opportunity to make car transportation safer from day one, which we know wasn’t the case for manually driven cars. The appropriate system response in a critical situation, such as skidding on icy roads, should and can result in a behavior that is far more safe than advanced driving in traditional cars with ESP. Why not just do it?

Watch our film demonstrating the difference between Vehicle Motion Control and ESP in an autonomous car.

 

 



Today, autonomous driving is about to become more dangerous on the roads than traditional vehicles handled by experienced drivers. We claim that neither skilled drivers nor the general public shall accept that autonomous driving is less safe than today’s cars driven by experienced drivers, and we have the solution.

In the hype of autonomous driving, very few speak about the critical situations every car, autonomous or not, will have to handle. A self-driving car will have to handle critical situations, such as aquaplaning and skidding on ice in high speed. This is an important aspect of safety that needs to be addressed in public. We are convinced that for introducing autonomous driving, driverless cars that controls critical situations in parity with very skilled drivers is a prerequisite.
It is a reasonable assumption that the market for self-driving cars will be defined by society as well as by experienced drivers, such as test drivers or vehicle journalists. The society will probably not accept that autonomous vehicles are more dangerous than today’s average vehicle fleet – at a minimum. Customers’ expectations will vary depending on their knowledge about the functionality of autonomous vehicles. The informed customer will, just as an experienced driver, not accept self-driving cars with less safety than a car with an experienced driver.

Expectations of capability to handle a critical dynamic situation.

Sentient’s Vehicle Motion Control makes the average driver at least an expert driver, reducing the risk of accidents. Where traditional ESP prevents instabilities, Vehicle Motion Control prevents instabilities and follows the intended path.

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