Ford Releases AV Data to Spur Research
May 7, 2020—In the hopes of encouraging more research, Ford is releasing a self-driving vehicle dataset, reported Digital Trends. While other companies have released self-driving data before, Ford is the first to release data from multiple vehicles.
Data from multiple cars provides different snapshots. One car may have captured something another car did not.
The data-set includes data from test vehicles operating in Detroit and collected over a year. It includes seasonal variations for weather, traffic density, pedestrian density and construction.
According to the report, other data comprised in the package is camera and LiDAR sensor data, GPS and trajectory information, multi-vehicle data, 3D-point cloud and ground reflectivity maps.