In AORTA, several test vehicles with different sensor systems are used for data collection, evaluation and demonstration of the automated formation of emergency lanes. The individual test vehicles and their intended use are listed below.
ASB Rescue Transport Vehicle (RTV)
The RTV of the ASB is used for data recording, for algorithm design, for decision making and micromanagement.
Equipped with a FLIR camera and car PC, driving interventions and driving dynamics parameters are documented via CAN interface in addition to the moving image.
ASB emergency vehicle
Test drives are carried out with the ASB emergency vehicle in order to try out all the "blue light scenarios" in the project in a wide variety of environments. In this way, direct results are obtained on changes to the "AORTA software" currently under development.
For this purpose, the vehicle was equipped with three Ouster lidar sensors, as well as a machine vision FLIR camera and a high-precision ANavS dGPS.
TUK's test vehicle
Test drives are carried out with the TUK test vehicle in order to test and demonstrate scenarios with and without infrastructure. In doing so, findings regarding scene understanding and autonomous driving algorithms including object recognition, object tracking, position determination, free space and lane recognition are collected and analysed.
For this purpose, the vehicle was equipped with five ibeo Scala and three Ouster lidar sensors, as well as a machine vision FLIR camera and a high-precision ANavS dGPS.
AKKA test vehicle
AKKA's test vehicle will be used to test complex manoeuvre scenarios for automated formation of emergency lanes and to gather application-oriented scientific findings regarding the resulting optimisation potential.
For this purpose, the vehicle is equipped with a novel 360° near-field sensor system, 360° LIDAR, a stereo camera, a high-precision triple-frequency-capable localisation sensor system incl. IMU, a V2x module and a central AD-CAR PC.