US-based Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) (Hall 5, Stand CB470) is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of its Mobile Autonomous Robotics technology. SwRI has fitted 15 vehicle platforms with automated driving systems since 2006, which are now deployed in seven countries on four continents.
Utilising ground-facing cameras with controlled illumination and custom SwRI algorithms, the Ranger localisation solution images the road surface ‘fingerprint’. Thousands of distinguishing ground features are matched to corresponding features collected and stored in a map. This results in precise automated driving within 2cm, during day or night, and in rain and foggy weather conditions.