Novel MIT Imaging System Sees Through Fog for Self-Driving Cars


Researchers from MIT have developed a novel imaging technology that can gauge the distance of objects shrouded by fog so thick that human vision can't penetrate it. It can also gauge the objects' distance. An inability to handle misty driving conditions has been one of the obstacles to the development of autonomous vehicular navigation systems that use visible light, which are preferable to radar-based systems for their high resolution and ability to read road signs and track lane markers. The MIT system could be a crucial step for self-driving vehicles.