UK consortium selects Cosworth to develop collision avoidance systems
The Multi-Car Collision Avoidance (MuCCA) project is working toward using artificial intelligence and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communications to help autonomous vehicles make cooperative decisions to avoid potential collisions in highway environments. Cosworth was recently selected to focus on vision and data logging technologies. The company has developed high-quality cameras and vision software, which are incorporated in its AliveDrive ecosystem.
Led by automotive services provider Applus+ IDIADA, and also involving Cranfield University, Westfield Sports, Secured by Design, and the Transport Systems Catapult, MuCCA has been awarded UK government funding toward the development and trial of technologies that could radically reduce multi-car collisions on highways.
“We are proud to be a partner in the pioneering MuCCA project, delivering the video camera, LiDAR sensor, data fusion, and data logging technologies that will provide the view of the world for each vehicle,” explained Cosworth’s Director of Automotive Electronics, Dr. Pio Szyjanowicz. “We are excited about the crucial role that the technologies, in which we specialize and have expertise, will play in the delivery of vehicles with increasingly capable driver assistance systems. We believe this will ultimately lead to the delivery of fully autonomous vehicles.”