TAG: autonomous cars

Companies partner on automotive radar for object detection

May 24, 2017By

Analog Devices and Renesas Electronics Corporation are collaborating on a system-level 77/79-GHz radar sensor demonstrator to improve advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) applications and enable autonomous driving vehicles. The new demonstrator combines the RH850/V1R-M micro-controller from the Renesas autonomy Platform and ADI’s Drive360 28nm CMOS RF-to-bits technology. The system-level operation of these two technologies will enable earlier detection of smaller and faster... read more

Swift, Carnegie Robotics partner on GNSS for robotics, autonomous driving

March 29, 2017By

Swift Navigation is teaming up with Carnegie Robotics LLC to develop a line of navigation products for autonomous vehicles, outdoor robotics and machine control. The first navigation product will be announced May 8 at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL event in Dallas, Texas. Swift Navigation is a San Francisco-based startup building centimeter-accurate GPS technology for autonomous vehicles, and Carnegie Robotics LLC (CRL), the industry leader in... read more

Qualcomm platform powers TomTom’s plans to crowdsource mapping data for autonomous driving

March 1, 2017By

Qualcomm Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, is working with TomTom on using the Qualcomm Drive Data Platform for high-definition (HD) map crowdsourcing for autonomous driving. Qualcomm Drive Data Platform collects and analyzes data from different vehicle sensors, supporting smarter vehicles to determine their location, monitor and learn driving patterns, perceive their surroundings, and share this perception with the rest... read more

UC Riverside team developing non-GPS nav system for autonomous vehicles

October 13, 2016By

A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside has developed a highly reliable and accurate navigation system that exploits existing environmental signals such as cellular and Wi-Fi, rather than GPS. The technology can be used as a standalone alternative to GPS, or complement current GPS-based systems to enable highly reliable, consistent, and tamper-proof navigation. The technology could be... read more

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Low-cost precise positioning for automated vehicles

Carrier-phase differential GNSS produces mass-market centimeter accuracy A dense reference network facilitates low-cost carrier-phase differential GNSS positioning with rapid integer-ambiguity resolution. This could enable precise lane-keeping for automated vehicles in all weather conditions. Strong demand for low-cost precise positioning exists in the mass market. Carrier-phase differential GNSS (CDGNSS) positioning, accurate to within a few centimeters even on a moving platform,... read more

Connected vehicles: Road-ready yet?

May 10, 2016By

Recent progress with Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) brings connected cars or V2X — connectivity between vehicles, infrastructure and all road users — closer to reality than ever before. If all goes well, an NHTSA mandate on DSRC in new light vehicles is expected to start around 2020 as a phase-in plan, with completion... read more

Laser ranging plus GNSS

May 4, 2016By

Context-dependent scan matching for aided navigation By Jyh-Ching Juang, Shang-Lin Yu and Shun-Hung Chen Context-dependent scan matching for aided navigation — finding the rotation and translation that best align two consecutive scans — provides laser-ranging data that can be blended into a GNSS navigation system. A quality index based on analysis of intra-frame point clouds assesses the scan context, accounting for variations... read more

KVH looks to self-driving cars with inertial sensor plans

April 6, 2016By

KVH Industries is developing a fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based, low-cost inertial sensor for self-driving cars. The company also released a Developer’s Kit to assist design engineers with integrating FOG technology into driverless car control systems. FOGs and FOG-based inertial measurement units (IMUs) are key parts of the sensor mechanisms that are essential for highly accurate autonomous car performance, KVH said.... read more