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Ultra-layered perception with brain-inspired information processing for vehicle collision avoidance

Objective

Autonomous vehicles, although in its early stage, have demonstrated huge potential in shaping future life styles to many of us. However, to be accepted by ordinary users, autonomous vehicles have a critical issue to solve – this is trustworthy collision detection. No one likes an autonomous car that is doomed to a collision accident once every few years or months. In the real world, collision does happen at every second - more than 1.3 million people are killed by road accidents every single year. The current approaches for vehicle collision detection such as vehicle to vehicle communication, radar, laser based Lidar and GPS are far from acceptable in terms of reliability, cost, energy consumption and size. For example, radar is too sensitive to metallic material, Lidar is too expensive and it does not work well on absorbing/reflective surfaces, GPS based methods are difficult in cities with high buildings, vehicle to vehicle communication cannot detect pedestrians or any objects unconnected, segmentation based vision methods are too computing power thirsty to be miniaturized, and normal vision sensors cannot cope with fog, rain and dim environment at night. To save people’s lives and to make autonomous vehicles safer to serve human society, a new type of trustworthy, robust, low cost, and low energy consumption vehicle collision detection and avoidance systems are badly needed.

This consortium proposes an innovative solution with brain-inspired multiple layered and multiple modalities information processing for trustworthy vehicle collision detection. It takes the advantages of low cost spatial-temporal and parallel computing capacity of bio-inspired visual neural systems and multiple modalities data inputs in extracting potential collision cues at complex weather and lighting conditions.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF LINCOLN
Net EU contribution
€ 891 000,00
Address
Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 225 000,00
Region
East Midlands (England) Lincolnshire Lincolnshire

Participants (6)

UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 162 000,00
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 324 000,00
Address
Kings Gate
NE1 7RU Newcastle Upon Tyne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Region
North East (England) Northumberland and Tyne and Wear Tyneside
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 171 000,00
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 13 500,00
Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
VISOMORPHIC TECHNOLOGY LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 58 500,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
20-22 Wenlock Road
N1 7GU London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Region
London Inner London — East Hackney and Newham
 
DINO ROBOTICS GMBH
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Address
Greschbachstrasse 17
76229 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 4 500,00
Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
 
AGILE ROBOTS AG
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 279 000,00
Address
Friedrichshafener Strasse 1
82205 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
Region
Bayern Oberbayern Starnberg
 

Partners (11)

Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Qing Hua Yuan
100084 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 54 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

XI'AN JIAOTONG UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
West Xianning Road
71049 Xi'an
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 18 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

HUAZHONG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Luoyu Road 1037 Hubei
430074 Wuhan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 63 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NORTHWESTERN POLYTECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Youyi Xilu 127
710072 Xi An
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Argentina
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Calle Viamonte 430
1053 Buenos Aires
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 162 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION TOKYO UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
Japan
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Harumi Cho 3-8-1
183 8538 Fuchu Shi Tokyo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 9 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA
Malaysia
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Upm Serdang
43400 Selangor Darul Ehsan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 162 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

LINGNAN NORMAL UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
29 Cunjin Road Chikan District
524048 Zhanjiang Guangdong
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 36 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GUIZHOU UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Huaxi Distric Guizhou Province
550025 Guiyang
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

INSTITUTE OF AUTOMATION CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Zhongguancun East Road Haidian 95
100080 Beijing
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 000,00
Partner

Partner organisations contribute to the implementation of the action, but do not sign the Grant Agreement.

GUANGZHOU UNIVERSITY
China
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
230 Waihuan West Road
510006 Guangzhou
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 27 000,00