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Integrated, Fail-Operational, Cognitive Perception, Planning and Control Systems for Highly Automated Vehicles

Project description

Highly automated operations for next generation vehicles

The emergence of the highly automated vehicle market requires advanced solutions that guarantee increased levels of awareness, understanding and command. The EU-funded NewControl project will develop virtual platforms that provide highly automated operations for automated vehicles based primarily on safety. The project will combine Lidar, Radar and sensor technologies to design an integrated fail-safe operational platform. This virtual platform will provide effective control of propulsion systems. It will elaborate and validate the findings of the project to prove cost reductions, power efficiency, trustworthiness and improvement of safety for eventual mass commercialisation. NewControl will increase the market share of safe automation systems and support the EU’s objective for zero road accidents by 2050.


NewControl will develop virtualized platforms for vehicular subsystems that are essential to highly automated driving (realizing functions such as perception, cognition and control), so as to enable mobility-as-a-service for next generation highly automated vehicles.
Its overarching goal is to provide an industrially calibrated trajectory towards increased user-acceptance of automated control functions, through an approach that is centered on the premise of safety by design.

Newcontrol will deliver:
1. Fail-operational platform for robust holistic perception through a combination of Lidar, Radar, and sensor fusion
2. Generalized virtual platform for stable and efficient control of propulsion systems
3. Cost- and power-efficient, high-performance embedded compute-platforms for in-vehicle perception, cognition, and control
4. Robust approaches for implementing, verifying, and certifying automated control for safety-critical applications

Several (12) demonstrators will be built to showcase the project’s findings and their capability to facilitate perception, cognition and control of next generation highly automated vehicles.

The developments in NewControl will facilitate significant cost reductions for essential modules necessary for future automated vehicles. Concomitantly, these developments will improve the safety and reliability of automated systems to levels necessary for mass-market deployment. These innovations will leverage the expertise of industrial (OEMs, Tier-1, Tier-2 and technology providers) and research partners along the complete semiconductor, automotive, and aviation value chains, providing Europe with a competitive edge in a growing market.

Importantly, NewControl's innovations will improve the market penetration of safety-centric automation systems, contributing directly to the European goal of zero road fatalities by 2050.

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Net EU contribution
€ 1 154 053,75
Hans-list-platz 1
8020 Graz

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Südösterreich Steiermark Graz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 3 462 161,25

Participants (47)