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GPS based Autonomous car

asked 2015-06-09 23:15:27 -0500

Manish gravatar image


I am very new to this field. My first target is to make a self driven car which only drives itself based on GPS.

  1. I have seen some nodes in ROS which can help in moving from one point to another point in a straight line if the source and destination co-ordinates are given. To add turns, one way is to give detailed way-points and smooth out the turns. Is there any better way?

  2. My another questions is, map provider like Google provides maps as images and uses client libraries to know and draw your location on it. How can I get the route from one source to destination, in form of a series of continuous lat-lang pair, so that I can feed it to ROS node to move the vehicle?

=> I believe, there is some better approach to do it. Please help me by giving some pointers to existing methods.

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Hi, I am also working on autonomous car. As I am new to ROS, I am finding it difficult to find any means to move the car from point A to point B using GPS. As you mentioned in your first point, I guess you have atleast figured out how to move the car from one point to another. Pls let me know...

Pikachu gravatar image Pikachu  ( 2015-07-08 05:38:14 -0500 )edit

I know this question was post over a year ago but I am curious to find out why you would not use something like PolySync to do this , isn't that specifically designed for Autonomous cars?

ayk1000 gravatar image ayk1000  ( 2016-06-13 13:02:39 -0500 )edit

What is PolySync?

Pikachu gravatar image Pikachu  ( 2016-06-14 00:21:15 -0500 )edit

Take a look at , they have powerful APIs and tools for Autonomous cars , let me know if that is the case. Thx

ayk1000 gravatar image ayk1000  ( 2016-06-14 00:55:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-06-10 00:22:58 -0500

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There might be simpler first projects than self driving cars :-)

I'd recommend starting by reading the journal papers written by the DARPA Urban Challenge competitors. A good one to start with is the BOSS paper

Then just work backwards from there. A small matter of learning state of the art planning, controls, and perception.

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Thank you for your reply. Can you please point me to some material where I can find the solution of my problem?

Manish gravatar image Manish  ( 2015-06-10 14:10:20 -0500 )edit

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