Halfway and a successful public demo!

Posted by Dr. Brian Holt, Head of Autonomous Parking & Indoor Mapping on 09 September 2019 12:47:26 BST

The Autonomous Valet Parking project is a 30-month project funded by InnovateUK and the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles, due to end on 31 October 2020. 

At the CENEX-CAM event that took place at Millbrook Proving Ground on 4 and 5 September 2019, we demonstrated the progress made in the project, showing that the Autoware-based software on the Streetdrone was able to control the vehicle by following waypoints consistently and accurately.

The demonstration scenario consisted of three parts and reflects how we believe AVP will be used in real life. In the demo, you can see:

  1. The vehicle following a predefined set of waypoints to the designated parking spot, having been dropped off at a designated drop-off zone by its driver,
  2. The vehicle exiting the parking spot and driving to the pick-up zone (where the vehicle’s regular driver would collect it),
  3. A test of our automatic emergency braking, using the front-centre ultrasonic sensor on the vehicle.

Read more about the demo, and watch the video below.

Read more about the AVP project.

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Topics: Parking, Autonomous Vehicles, Self Parking, Valet Parking, Indoor maps, Demo