Accepted - Udacity Self Driving Car Nanodegree

I have been selected for the Udacity SDC Nanodegree Program

Today is one of the best days of my life. When I saw the email from Udacity that I have bee accepted for the Udacity Self Driving Car Nanodegree Program, I was elated. This is an online program that teaches one how to develop the necessary software and skills that a self driving system uses. I learnt about the Nanodgree back in Dec of 2016 when I was starting to learn Python and this was the goal of that project. [Read More]

Data Collection Monday

Improved video quality as a result on phone mounting angle

I go to BSF on Monday evenings to Westlands St Marks Church and the drive there with my friends provides a good chance to collect some data for my self driving car programme. My data collection device is still my mobile phone mounted on the dashboard. I have explained how to do this in my previous post. Yesterday’s run was like normal but over the last 3 weeks, my videos have been appearing with some darkness which is as a result from the mounting angle facing the road. [Read More]

Collecting Driving Data On Kenyan Roads

How to collect your data safely and on budget

Ever since I dipped my mind into the autonomous vehicles world, I have been noting carefully road transport in a whole new dimension. I now see data and need lots of it. Training a CNN needs alot of data and even when I was working on the Lane Detection Algo project, I used data that was provided by (Udacity)[udacity.com]. But now I deceided to put the same algo on local roads here in Kenya. [Read More]

This Week in Autonomous Vehicles Spetember 10th Edition

Autonomous Vehicles Spetember 10th Edition

This past week has had quite some significant developments in the autonomous car industry. The big companies are still leading the pack though some have decided to cut back in developments. Seizing this opportunity, small startups are rising by launching market ready self driving cars promising to make them ready by 2020. Top Headlines Lyft and Drive.ai will be offering free rides in Self Driving cars in the Bay Area with Safety Drivers - David Silver Whats Driving The Connected Car? [Read More]

RC Self Driving Car Update

An update on my progress in buiding a small Self Driving Car

Of late I have been busy making the car since my last update. If you do not undertsand what this project is aout, please check the last update and check out my medium page where I give regular updates. Its so easy to blog on medium. In summary the following have happened since April Learned alot about Self Driving Cars from Udacity Bricked a Raspberry Pi Model 3 Bought and destroyed an RC Car Coded alot in Python Eploded a LiPo battery One of my main challenges with the RC Self Driving car was power. [Read More]

Udacity Self Driving Car Nanodegree Term1 Project1 Finding Lane Lines

To Find Lanes Lines On The Road Using Basic Computer Vision

The main objective of this project is to find lane lines in video using basic computer vision. The lines on the road show us where the lanes are and act as a constant reference for where to steer the vehicle. Naturally, one of the first things we would like to do in developing a self-driving car is to automatically detect lane lines using an algorithm.In this project I have created a pipeline to detect lane lines in images and videos using Python and OpenCV. [Read More]