A number of Future Mobility Campus Ireland partner companies are showcasing live demonstrations of their technologies on a testbed vehicle at the ADAS & Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo in Stuttgart, Germany, June 13-15.
AEye Lidar features
Featuring Continental’s HRL131 Long Range Lidar, based on AEye’s patented 4Sight architecture, the integrated forward facing Lidar combines long range and high resolution performance over a wide field of view, with situational software reconfigurability for critical safety use cases. The product can adapt to any application – including high speed highway environments, low speed traffic jams, and congested urban settings – using software enabled performance modes. Also, the HRL131 enables OEMs to deliver new ADAS features over-the-air, future-proofing safety development and enabling additional revenue streams.
Klas rugged edge technology for ADAS/AD development
Klas develops and delivers rugged edge communications infrastructure alongside edge computing server solutions to securely extend the cloud to the harshest environments on Earth. Incorporated in the testbed is the TRX range of modules for ADAS/AD development from Klas, which includes vehicle data logging, networking, and connectivity, packaged up as a RAVEN (Rugged Autonomous Vehicle Network) platform with in-built power distribution powered by the vehicle’s 12VDC supply.
The TRX D8 data logging solution from Klas captures, processes, and stores data from vehicle vision systems, which is vital for further advancing safer driving experiences. The TRX R2, a compute cellular gateway, feeds GPS coordinates into the test platform and facilitates secure remote access to the vehicle over multiple mobile network connections.
Provizio 5D Perception driving platform
Provizio’s 5D Perception driving platform offers OEMs the fastest and most reliable path to Level 5 automation as part of the company’s mission to eliminate all road accidents and deliver a safe path to Autonomy. The platform offers the fastest, lowest cost and most reliable path to perception delivering vehicle safety and ubiquitous autonomy.
The patented technology developed by Provizio utilises a five-dimensional perception system that can continually see, track and interpret road conditions and hazards, giving every vehicle 360-degree insight into all weather conditions, far beyond human abilities.
The proprietary Software Defined Radar delivers 30x resolution and 3x range of next-gen incumbent Radar sensors – without additional expensive radar channels. Software-defined sensors use integrated edge processors to make instant decisions on the chip, slashing response times.
Speaking at ADAS Stuttgart, Andreas Prinz – AEye Technical Sales Director, Europe
“As automakers make the shift toward electrification, automation, and service-based business models, they will increasingly look to software-definable sensing solutions with the ability to update and adapt depending on the needs of the system.”
“Smart sensors like the Continental – AEye HRL131 adaptive lidar and Provizio’s high definition radar can achieve high performance metrics in a wide variety of real world environments and use cases, and will be key to enabling autonomous mobility” adds Prinz.
AEye, Provizio and Klas have been working together at Future Mobility Campus Ireland (FMCI), an open collaborative testbed in the Shannon Free Zone. FMCI provides the facilities and expertise to harness valuable sensor data in a variety of road environments and traffic scenarios for new technologies.
The FMCI test facility includes a road network that is retro-fitted with inter-connected, state-of-the-art sensing and telecommunication technologies. Fully-accessible and controlled via a dedicated control centre, FMCI facilitates the test and validation of mobility innovations so that everyone involved, from researchers to multinational corporations, can trial, test and innovate solutions in a ‘laboratory with real life conditions’
Speaking on the reveal, Frank Murray, CTO at Klas
“Building out a toolchain to validate the performance of the next generation of Level 2+ ADAS functionality and sensors is cumbersome and time-consuming,” said Frank Murray, CTO of Klas. “The case in point of this initiative demonstrates the ease our partners could build out the validation and verification toolchain in-vehicle. Further proof of why to adopt a modular approach to in-vehicle toolchains is adaptability. Here, the team can quickly adapt the platform to only log data or to also include secure mobile connectivity, which simplifies the integration of the testbed with the end customer’s software development environment.”