Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Improvements in traffic AI

One of the areas that we are spending a lot of effort and time on for Euro Truck Simulator 2 is improving the AI of the vehicles in the environment. None of our previous projects even had a single full-time AI programmer, the AI was always a compromise as there were simply too many tasks for too few programmers.

We thought that you may be happy to learn that we are aware of all your complaints over the years, and trying hard to improve the AI for ETS2. This video is showing a couple of situations used for testing the changes in AI. Of course this is not a glimpse from the actual ETS2 map, this is a crude map for testing and debugging the AI code.

As you can see, finally the cars can navigate roundabouts, but there are many more things improved in the code, major as well as subtle, so that driving among the ambient traffic should feel far more natural!