Autonomous Platform based on Small-Scale Car for Versatile Data Collection and Algorithm Verification
In this work we present a versatile data collection and algorithm verification platform, based on an autonomous self-driving small-scale vehicle. The main advantage of the proposed demonstrator is the ability to collect data in a pre-defined environment without endangering traffic participants. The proposed vehicle includes multiple sensors for full 3D sensing, such as radar, LiDAR, camera and Hall-sensor. Thanks to simultaneous readout and processing, sensor data fusion and intelligent motor control is demonstrated. To store a large amount of data for real-time processing, SSD storage is connected. Finally, thanks to the optimized system power management concept, power consumption is kept low, which reduces required battery weight thus improving overall power efficiency.