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MiniFaros

Project ID: 248123
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Low-cost Miniature Laserscanner for Environment Perception

From 2010-01-01 to 2012-12-31, closed project | MiniFaros Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 4 827 028

EU contribution:

EUR 3 198 125

Coordinated in:

Germany

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2009-4See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Description

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.
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 degree
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.

Coordinator

SICK AG
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 983 624


ERWIN SICK STRASSE 1
79183 WALDKIRCH
Germany
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Kay Fuerstenberg
Tel.: +49 40 611680 210
Fax: +49 40 611680 202

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Participants

SKODA AUTO A.S.
Czech Republic

EU contribution: EUR 66 487


TR VACLAVA KLEMENTA
293 60 MLADA BOLESLAV
Czech Republic
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Radim Hrabica
Tel.: +420 326 8 15815
Fax: +420 326 8 43417

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 569 653


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Walter Krause
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2713
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534

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OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 394 645


Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 OULU
Finland
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Leila Risteli
Tel.: +358 8 5533971
Fax: +358 8 5533973

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 690 253


TEKNIIKANTIE 4 A
02044 VTT ESPOO
Finland
Activity type: Other
Administrative contact: Mauri Aikio
Tel.: +358 40 5366267
Fax: +358 20 7222320

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INSTITUTE OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 260 442


Patission Str. 42
10682 ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Research Organisations
Administrative contact: Yannis Vassiliou
Tel.: +302107722526
Fax: +302107722527

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VOLVO TECHNOLOGY AB
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 233 021


GOTAVERKSGATAN 10
405 08 GOTEBORG
Sweden
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Kjell Berg
Tel.: +46 31 3225402

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