Low-cost Miniature Laserscanner for Environment Pe.. (MiniFaros)
Low-cost Miniature Laserscanner for Environment Perception
Start date: Jan 1, 2010,
End date: Dec 31, 2012
Novel low-cost miniature Laserscanner for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems enhancing road safety
The wish and determination for considerably fewer accidents have been pronounced by a number of European stakeholders, like the EU programme ‘Halving the number of road accident victims in the European Union by 2010’. This ambitious safety goal will not be met as scheduled. A number of reasons for that can be brought up.One main reason is the slow market introduction of Intelligent Vehicle Safety Systems (IVSS) and the high cost of safety applications. Today IVSS are limited to a small part of the premium car segment. Future safety systems must be made affordable to penetrate all vehicle segments. Since small and medium size cars are dominating the road traffic and thus most of the accidents.The consortium stresses here that a boost of the market penetration of driver support systems can be realised by generic sensors that are affordable, durable and of compact size to be used in different locations in vehicles or in the infrastructure, providing fully reliable sensor data. All these requirements have not yet met by present day sensors.The MiniFaros consortium will develop totally new low-cost miniature Laserscanner technology that opens up the Advanced Driver Assistance System market for small and medium size cars and broadens the range of possible applications by its• low cost (40 €),• small size (4 cm x 6 cm x 6 cm) for mass production• high performance, like field of view of up to 250 degreeThe consortium will demonstrate and evaluate• the novel Laserscanner serving various applications in vehicle environment, both on a truck and passenger car.• the generic nature of the novel Laserscanner as a sensor that has use outside the vehicle by providing infrastructure based road user information at an intersection to the vehicle via V2I-communication.
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