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aDverse wEather eNvironmental Sensing systEm

Objective

Current driver assistance systems are not all-weather capable. They offer comfort and safety in sound environmental conditions. However, in adverse weather conditions where the accident risks are highest they malfunction or even fail. Now that we are progressing towards automated cars and work machines, the requirements of fully reliable environment perception are only accentuated.

The project is focusing on automated driving and its key enabling technology, environment perception. Consequently, project’s main objective is to develop and validate an all-weather sensor suit for traffic services, driver assistance and automated driving. Extended driving environment perception capability with smart, reliable and cost-efficient sensing system is necessary to meet the targets of all future driver assistance system applications. These targets need to be met regardless of location, weather or time of the day. Only by means of reliable and robust sensing system upcoming automated driving will be possible. The new sensor suit is based on a smart integration of three different technologies: (i) Radio radar, 77 GHz-81 GHz, (MIMO Radar); (ii) Gated short wave infrared camera with pulsed laser illumination (SWIR camera)and (iii) Short-wave infrared LIDAR (SWIR Lidar). Such a full fusion approach has never been investigated before, so that the outcome will advance the state-of-the-art significantly and demonstrate the potential of all-weather environment perception.

DENSE innovation lies in the provision of a brilliant restored enriched colour image from a degraded infrared image and consequently, this is followed by a variety of application fields for low cost solutions. An important aim is also to close the gap to US developments in the field and avoid their restrictions for selling components overseas for strategic reasons and strengthen the position of European industry in worldwide competition.

Call for proposal

H2020-ECSEL-2015-1-RIA-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

ECSEL-RIA - ECSEL Research and Innovation Action

Coordinator

MERCEDES-BENZ AG
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 232 111

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AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB

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Sweden
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€ 69 379,75
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447 83 Vargarda
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AUTOLIV SVERIGE AB

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Sweden
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€ 4 927,44
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P O Box 124
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VEONEER FRANCE SAS
France
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€ 187 506,25
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76800 Saint-etienne-du-rouvray
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CENTRE D ETUDES ET D EXPERTISE SUR LES RISQUES L ENVIRONNEMENT LA MOBILITE ET L AMENAGEMENT
France
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€ 400 614,42
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25 Av Francois Mitterrand
69500 Bron
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HITACHI EUROPE GMBH
Germany
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€ 131 484,38
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Am Seestern 18
40547 Dusseldorf
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IBEO AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
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€ 218 754,70
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Merkurring 60-62
22143 Hamburg
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INNOLUCE BV
Netherlands
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€ 283 125
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Kerkenbos 1234, Unit C
6546BE Nijmegen
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MODULIGHT OY
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€ 173 025
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Hermiankatu 22
33720 Tampere
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OPLATEK GROUP OY
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€ 45 000
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Kokoojantje 5
79100 Leppavirta
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RENAULT SAS
France
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€ 115 312,50
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Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
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TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
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€ 95 000
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Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
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UNIVERSITAET ULM
Germany
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€ 306 710
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Helmholtzstrasse 16
89081 Ulm
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VAISALA OYJ
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€ 145 312,50
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Vanha Nurmijarventie 21
01670 Vantaa
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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
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€ 339 369,50
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Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
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XENICS NV
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Ambachtenlaan 44
3001 Leuven
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VEONEER SWEDEN AB
Sweden
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€ 90 116,31
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Wallentinsvagen 22
447 37 Vargarda
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DAIMLER AG

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Germany
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€ 813 223,63
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Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
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