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Personally, I would rather have ACC w/out level2 autonomy, though maybe fully self driving would interest me. How much of the level2 autonomy is based on the existing gen2 Volt sensors, and how much is using the phone?
 

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Personally, I would rather have ACC w/out level2 autonomy, though maybe fully self driving would interest me. How much of the level2 autonomy is based on the existing gen2 Volt sensors, and how much is using the phone?
Volt's ACC radar is input to the OpenPilot which is uses in conjunction with the phones camera for vision (lanes, freespace, stopsigns, other cars, etc). Output from phone to hardware device that talks to Volts electronic steering and braking.

They use a specific phone with known camera capabilities (phone lens are pretty high end now-a-days). Specific/known GitHUB software drives all this. ie. you just can download some software to your whatever brand/whatever OS phone ... it is much more 'controlled' than that.
 

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I have no idea how they did this.. but it says Openpilot. this is the firmware that I run on my Quadcopter. is it using a Quadcopter controller as well? if you can make a car level 2, it must be way easier to add ACC? really wish I had bought the ACC ver..
 

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Title: Watch This Chevy Volt Drive Itself With Openpilot From Comma.ai
https://insideevs.com/chevy-volt-openpilot-comma-ai-video/


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While we can’t say exactly how well the software works overall, it certainly seems to do a decent job in the Chevy Volt in the video (above). Still, we don’t think operating this, or any other similar system, without your hands on the wheel is in any way acceptable.

There is a wealth of information about the kit and its abilities linked from the video’s description below, but if you just want to sit back and watch this one being installed, you’re in luck. We’ve embedded a bonus video below detailing that part of the project (also below). Enjoy!


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Openpilot from http://comma.ai driving my 2017 Chevy Volt Premier with Adaptive Cruise Control package. For hardware needed and setup involved, check out the installation video and the guide. Handling a steep turn: 9:45Stop-and-go traffic: 26:50 Project page and the installation guide: https://www.zoneos.com/volt.htm Support & community: #gm channel of https://comma.slack.com Source code: https://github.com/commaai/openpilot/
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Also another video in the article above on 'Open Pilot install for GM'
 

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Openpilot in the 2017+ Volts is now an easy plug and play install with the release of the "GM Giraffe"

This unit replaces the stock ASCM and allows it to automatically provide power to the front radar module.

An install can be completed in less than an hour with zero permanent modifications.

I use OpenPilot daily for my commute and it is awesome, no more stop and go headaches, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
 

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Openpilot in the 2017+ Volts is now an easy plug and play install with the release of the "GM Giraffe"
This unit replaces the stock ASCM and allows it to automatically provide power to the front radar module.
An install can be completed in less than an hour with zero permanent modifications.
I use OpenPilot daily for my commute and it is awesome, no more stop and go headaches, just sit back and enjoy the ride.
That is fantastic. Great for your commute.

I did a search on GM Giraffe and found this cool site: https://www.zoneos.com/volt.htm
 

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Yes, Vasily is the pioneer behind the GM Giraffe.

If you are interested, get Slack and Comma.ai and join the group on #GM channel.
 

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My EON and Panda have been shipped out and will arrive Monday, my Giraffe is paid for but about a month out. I am excited to get this installed and working.
 

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I have been using it for about 2 weeks now 50 miles a day. It works great and was easy to install.

You have to have the ACC and LKA or it will not work. I do not think it is economical to to add everything you need to a car without the proper options.
 

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GuardianZX9 - I noticed you use the Grey Panda in your setup. Are you using this to future-proof your setup with the higher accuracy GPS of the Grey Panda?

Eodguy - which Panda are you using?

The reason I ask is that in my research on this I stumbled on the following link that recommends using the White Panda with the GM Giraffe, and I'm wondering if there are any advantages/disadvantages to using the White Panda ($100) or the Grey Panda ($200).

Here's the link:
https://opc.ai/hardware_items/gm-giraffe

Thanks for your input - this is a very exciting add-on for ACC-equipped Volts!
 

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I am using the Grey Panda. It is my understanding and hope that in the not to distant future the GPS portion of the Grey Panda will integrate with Waze maps to allow more autonomous driving.
 

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There have been a few threads on giving Volts Level 2 "AutoPilot".
Of note: Handling a steep turn: 9:45 & Stop-and-go traffic: 26:50
Sound is not great but that is not really the point of the video as you want to see how it drives.
Just like other systems IMO you should *always* keep your hand(s) on the wheel even if lightly.
Then even if glancing down at radio, off to the side, in the mirrors... you can immediately feel the car doing something that your subconscious processing tells you is not right.

YouTube Desc:
Vasily Tarasov Published on Oct 1, 2018Openpilot from http://comma.ai driving my 2017 Chevy Volt Premier with Adaptive Cruise Control package.

Handling a steep turn: 9:45
Stop-and-go traffic: 26:50

Project page and the installation guide: https://zoneos.com/volt/
Order GM Giraffe at https://zoneos.com/shop/
Support & community: #gm channel at https://comma.slack.com

 
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