Based on the technology from Advanced Mobility Research Center (ITS Center), Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo, we repeat strict developments and experiments for the safety issue even if we have already cleared several criteria.
The autonomous driving system we aim is suitable for any road condition, which can deal with any accident automatically.
The combination of a number of techniques is utilized to realize a safe autonomous driving system.
The recognition (sensing) system is the most important part for an autonomous vehicle.
However, it is almost impossible that we rely on only the controlling system for the coexistence with non-autonomous driving vehicles. Although we could set sensors for understanding to the surrounding, we cannot handle a complete view due to the shadowing.
Therefore, we not only develop the sensing system, but also try to connect to the road infrastructure and propose a more effective solution.
Number of sensors and the resolution power of sensors.
Number of sensors and sensing range
Robust against environment (Sun shine, fog)
Platoon truck system is that there is/are one or multiple unmanned trucks following a manual driving truck through an electronic connection. The platoon trucks run on highway while keeping a short inter-vehicular distance.
The electronic connection means connecting trucks using wireless communication instead of physical connections.
The platoon truck system can keep extremely short inter-vehicular distance which cannot be realized by manual driving. This kind of system not only mitigates the increase of traffic, but also is expected to reduce the air resistance of the follow-on vehicle and the release of carbon dioxide.
We do experiments on highways in order to bring the system to practice
We combine multiple controlling techniques to realize complete autonomous driving
For example, in order to handle the position of the vehicle, the combination of high precision position using GPS and local position system by magnetic marker set inside the ground provides a long-term positioning service, which enables a high level lane keep ability even when GPS signal level is unstable.
By the combination of state-of-the-art techniques and the conventional ones, we reach a higher level of control and recognition system.
We do inbound experiments in order to bring the system to practice