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rcjordan

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openpilot
« on: July 08, 2019, 01:56:05 PM »
openpilot/README.md at devel commaai/openpilot GitHub
https://github.com/commaai/openpilot/blob/devel/README.md


Kit is $600 if you have currently supported vehicle.

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Re: openpilot
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2019, 06:31:43 PM »
My nephew has been running this for about a year.

He flew cross-country to get a deal on the compatible Cadillac, which was the only affordable car that had all the self-driving features he wanted without buying new. Then he set up the system and hopped in. He said it did over 90% of the driving (I think 98%).

When he comes to visit us, it's much less functional. The big problem, he said, is the lookahead distance. Basically, it keeps the lane by looking only a short ways ahead - essentially straight out at the lines. This does not work well at all on winding roads like we have.

They just last week launched a 100-foot?? lane keeper lookahead upgrade that he was desperately trying to get downloaded and installed for his drive home, but of course all we have is a T1 line and the update required something like a 13GB download, because he had to do a reset that loads the latest stable Linux OS, then had to download and switch to the dev channel, then had to download and install Open Pilot... that just isn't possible on a T1 in a single day.