BLIC is participating in research and development of driverless cars

Safe automated and interconnected driving using self-updating maps in the heart of berlin.

In the pursuit of defining standards and techniques for safe driverless cars, the potential of shared self-updating digital maps as a basis for automated and interconnected driving is being researched. The state of Berlin and project partners from various companies and institutes are working on this together in the project “SAFARI” with coordinatory support from BLIC.

Research is being conducted under real-life circumstances in the Reinickendorf district, where three key technologies can be developed and tested: high precision digital maps, modern infrastructure and high (real-time) connectivity.

 

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Legend / Explanation of the view:

on the top left:

Video data with 2D object detection by DeepLearning network,

Boxes:

  • red=car,
  • green= persons,
  • yellow=signs

Tracking of 2D boxes (IDs in the boxes) by Motionflow tracker

on the top right:

Occupancy Grid of lidar data

 

 

 

 

 

bottom left:

3D box detector, merging 3D LIDAR points and 2D boxes from the DeepLearning network

Boxes:

  • red=car,
  • green= persons,
  • yellow=signs

bottom right:

 

Freespace, LIDAR-Range measurements

until the first obstacle

 

The animation represents the planned structure and workflow of the work packages.

 

You can find the project’s official website here.