Hands Off Review - Peugeot Autonomous Driving in Ibiza

hands off Aug 20, 2021

Today, I'm taking on Vacation at Ibiza where I'm renting a Peugeot 3008 and testing the Autopilot mode! In this article, we will see this Peugeot Autonomous Driving in Ibiza.

There is a lot of good and interesting stuff... And some not so good one!

Just keep in mind, I didn't "plan" the video, it was completely improvised; so a lot is missing. But if you like it, you can let me know and I'll do more reviews of the Autopilots currently available in the market!

👉 The car contains at least 6 cameras to generate a 360° view, and an infrared camera for night vision. There are also RADARs and Ultrasonics embedded.

The Good

  • Night Vision is incredible. I could drive by night and the car never disengaged for unknown reasons once.
  • Traffic Sign Recognition works pretty good, but it does get wrong sometimes and sets a different speed than Waze.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control is a great feature, as it allows the car to brake and adjust its speed to the front vehicle. It's especially good when in highways. I liked that we have to accelerate ourselves after the speed is set to 0, we are still in charge.
  • Lane Changing works, and has been tested on highways 😊
  • Driver Monitoring is working by detecting whether my hands are on the wheel or not. It waits about 30 seconds to tell me to take control of the car when I'm not.
  • Obstacle Detection never failed once and is 100% done without LiDAR, which was cool to see!

The Not So Good

  • Lane Keeping is the most important feature of an ADAS Autopilot. Yet, in this case, there were many cases where it didn't detect the lane lines.
  • There is also a PID feel where it alternates between left and right before staying in the center of the lane.
  • Finally, I thought sometimes we were too close to the border of the lane, which led me to take control of the car and disengage.

Taking over slow obstacles in the same lane is a problem, we're not staying behind (which is great) but we're not setting a safety distance either (which is not).
If pedestrians are walking on the side of the road, we'll keep driving as if they weren't there and almost run over them. Technically, it works because no pedestrian is in our way. But it's just not how it should be.

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