European Safety Critical Applications Positioning Engine
Dates: Autumn 2016 – Autumn 2019
With connected vehicles and autonomous driving vehicles being the most relevant trend in the automotive sector there is a clear need to provide accurate and reliable positioning information for safety-critical applications. Within the context of road transportation, safety-critical applications are defined as those that possess the potential to, directly or indirectly, avoid causing harm to humans, destroying the vehicle or damaging external property or the environment. Autonomous driving, advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and dangerous goods transportation are all included in this group.
The traditional way of providing the required accurate and reliable positioning information is to make use of multiple sources of sensor data. The problem with this approach is that it requires the use of such sophisticated equipment as radar/lidar-based sensor and cameras, which tend to be expensive. Furthermore, as this equipment is not specifically designed for use with automotive consumer applications, it is not fully suitable to provide reliable positioning information.
European Safety Critical Applications Positioning Engine – ESCAPE project aims to overcome these multiple challenges by developing a dedicated, reliable and accurate engine, specifically designed for automotive safety-critical applications.
The GNSS receiver in the ESCAPE engine will feature multi-constellation, multi-frequency capabilities and will be enabled to receive and process the upcoming Galileo OS authenticated signals, which is one of the key differentiators of the European GNSS, expected to be broadcast starting form 2018.
Autonomous vehicles and infrastructure interactions for mobility services in lightly populated zones
Partners: Renault, Rambouillet Territoires, BMCP, Easymile, Exoskills, Neavia Technologies, 4D-Virtualiz, IFSTTAR, INRIA Grenoble, Institut Pascal, Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour, Heudiasyc UMR UTC/CNRS
Dates: September 2017 – September 2020
Multimodal Perception and Reasoning for Transnational Intelligent Vehicles
Dates: February 2012 – August 2015
Vehicle Perception and Reasoning Enhanced with Digital Maps
Partners: Heudiasyc (CNRS, University of Technology of Compiègne), LIAMA, MATIS (IGN), e-Motion (INRIA), POSS (Key Lab. on Machine Perception, Peking University), Cyberc3 (Shanghai Jiao Tong University), Geoinformatics Center (Asian Institute of technology), Shiabasaki & Sekimoto lab (Center for Spatial Information Science & Institue of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo)
Dates: April 2011 – March 2013
The objective of the project is to gather research teams from China, Japan, Thailand and France with complementary skills and expertise to conduct research in the area of advanced perception systems for intelligent vehicles making a large use of digital maps. The partnership will benefit from different experiences in the fields of embedded perception systems for intelligent vehicles, digital geographic and road map information production and use, and more generally spatial information sciences. The originality of the project is to fully consider the dual concept for intelligent vehicle applications: using digital maps to perceive and using perception for mapping.