After the strong and fierce statement, Mr. Hoang Nam Tien – Chairman of FPT Software assured that “FPT will have autonomous car in October”, FGA with the desire of its own autonomous car is researching and working relentlessly to make dreams come true. The appointment in October is getting closer and the research and development of autonomous cars of FPT Software have been taking some advance, especially at FPT Global Automotive Da Nang (FGA.DN).
On July 27, 2017, FPT Software as well as FPT internal and external social networks were hyped as everyone witness a demo from FGA.DN in which a car was controlled by a smartphone. It was a stage of their long term R&D project.
This project is being deployed in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Among them, the members of the project in Hanoi focus on automation and mechanical engineering while Da Nang does research on the control system of pedal, brake, steering wheel; Ho Chi Minh City pays attention to ADAS, lane detection, and obstruction.
Mr. Le Van Vu An and Mr. Dang Hoang Khai – two of the members of the research and development team in Da Nang, shared: the current design of the car is quite simple from mechanical to electronic which makes creativity easier without regard to the original design of the car. The biggest problem the team is dealing with at the moment is how to reduce latency and errors or design the control system of brake, gas, steering wheel efficiency.
Mr. Ngo Sy Viet Phu (FGA.BOD) added: “FGA.DN is strongly investing in this project including car, tools, human resource that bring the project to current achievement. To FGA.DN this is an extremely important project after FGA’s statement of automotive. FGA.DN wishes to become a significant part of the big project.”
It is expected that at the end of August, two teams from Ho Chi Minh City and Danang will work together on ADAS integration in the car and do a driving test at F-Complex in Da Nang.
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