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MiniFaros

Project reference: 248123
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Low-cost Miniature Laserscanner for Environment Perception [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2010-01-01 to 2012-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 827 028

EU contribution:

EUR 3 198 125

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

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.

Objective

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.<br/>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.<br/>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.<br/>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 degree<br/>The 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.

Related information

Coordinator

SICK AG
Germany
Merkurring 20
Hamburg, Germany
Administrative contact: Kay Fuerstenberg
Tel.: +49 40 611680 210
Fax: +49 40 611680 202
E-mail

Participants

SKODA AUTO A.S.
Czech Republic
TR VACLAVA KLEMENTA
MLADA BOLESLAV, Czech Republic
Administrative contact: Radim Hrabica
Tel.: +420 326 8 15815
Fax: +420 326 8 43417
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
Hansastrasse
MUNCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2713
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
Vuorimiehentie
ESPOO, Finland
Administrative contact: Mauri Aikio
Tel.: +358 40 5366267
Fax: +358 20 7222320
E-mail
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
Pentti Kaiteran Katu
OULU, Finland
Administrative contact: Leila Risteli
Tel.: +358 8 5533971
Fax: +358 8 5533973
E-mail
INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece
Patission Str.
ATHINA, Greece
Administrative contact: Yannis Vassiliou
Tel.: +302107722526
Fax: +302107722527
E-mail
VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden
GOTAVERKSGATAN
GOETEBORG, Sweden
Administrative contact: Kjell Berg
Tel.: +46 31 3225402
E-mail
Record Number: 93743 / Last updated on: 2014-10-14