May 14, 2018—Researchers at MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new system that allows self-driving cars to navigate on roads without 3-D maps, reported The Verge.
The new system is called MapLite, and it combines GPS data found on Google Maps with a series of sensors that observe road conditions, according to the report.
The team tested the technology on country roads in Devens, Mass. The researchers were able to detect the road more than 100 feet in advance.
The team collaborated with the Toyota Research Institute and tested the system on a Toyota Prius.