CORDIS
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CORDIS

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aDverse wEather eNvironmental Sensing systEm

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 692449

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 530 980

  • EU contribution

    € 4 221 232,63

Coordinated by:

DAIMLER AG

Germany

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.

Coordinator

DAIMLER AG

Address

Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart

Germany

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 1 078 194

Participants (17)

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 69 379,75

AUTOLIV SVERIGE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 4 927,44

VEONEER FRANCE SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 187 506,25

CENTRE D ETUDES ET D EXPERTISE SUR LES RISQUES L ENVIRONNEMENT LA MOBILITE ET L AMENAGEMENT

France

EU Contribution

€ 255 903,50

HITACHI EUROPE GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 211 562,50

IBEO AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 216 303,75

INNOLUCE BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 283 125

MODULIGHT OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 173 025

OPLATEK GROUP OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 45 000

RENAULT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 149 536,88

TTY-SAATIO

Finland

TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 95 000

UNIVERSITAET ULM

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 306 710

VAISALA OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 145 312,50

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 339 369,50

XENICS NV

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 570 260,25

VEONEER SWEDEN AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 90 116,31

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 692449

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 14 530 980

  • EU contribution

    € 4 221 232,63

Coordinated by:

DAIMLER AG

Germany