Radiowave detection and ranging devices send pulses of harmless microwave radiation in a wide spread and detect pulses which have bounced off hard objects. A reliable longer-range detection device, particularly in poor weather, it remains expensive per unit and continues to have a fairly low resolution compared with other sensors… read more
When reversing out of a perpendicular parking space, this system detects vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians that are crossing behind the car up to 50 metres away. It then gives the driver an audio visual warning when there is a risk of collision. At higher speeds and longer ranges, this is… read more
Camera mounted on the rear bumper or inside the rear window facing backwards. Typically used for parking functionality. Camera feed may be engaged on the dashboard only when reverse gear is engaged, and augmented with trajectory estimation based on steering wheel position.
With the remote controlled park assist system, vehicles park themselves. All drivers need to do is press and hold a button on their ignition key or smartphone. This tells the vehicle to automatically move itself into the parking space it has previously detected and measured using ultrasonic sensors. As soon… read more
Autonomous vehicle racing development program, and expected to be active race series from ~2020. Currently using the NVidia Drive PX2 compute platform.
Robot Operating System is robotics middleware (i.e. collection of software frameworks for robot software development). Although ROS is not an operating system, it provides services designed for heterogeneous computer cluster such as hardware abstraction, low-level device control, implementation of commonly used functionality, message-passing between processes, and package management. Free to… read more