Source: Dr. Lance Eliot - AI Self-Driving Cars Divulgement_ Practical Advances In Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning-LBE Press Publishing (2020)
MSDF: Multi-Sensor Data Fusion
D-01: Sensor Capture
the self-driving car that involve collecting data from the myriad of sensors that are used for a self-driving car.
D-02: Sensor Fusion
Likewise, for a self-driving car, the cameras provide visual images, the radar returns radar refections, and so on. Each device provides the data asbefits what the device does.At some point, using the analogy to humans, you need to merge together what your eyes see, what your nose smells, what your ears hear, and piece it all together into a larger sense of what the world is all about and what is happening around you. Sensor fusion is the action of taking the singular aspects from each of the devices and putting them together into a larger puzzle.
D-04: System Action Plan
The action plan specifies what actions should be taken. The actions need to pertain to the status of the virtual world model.
D-05: Controls Activation
The system action plan is implemented by activating the controls of the car to act according to what the plan stipulates. This is the same as a human being that is driving a car. when you look at the diagram, you will think of the boxes as processes that are all happening at the same time, and not as though only one happens and then the next.