Fusion Processing showcasing Level 5 autonomy
Fusion Processing Ltd. is showcasing its Level 5 automation system, CAVstar, at the Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo in Stuttgart. Fusion says its software and hardware can be retrofitted to cars and heavy vehicles, converting them to Level 4 and 5 autonomy.
The company says its system has been deployed in five major driverless vehicle trials, including the UK’s largest, the GATEway Project. The GATEway Project took place in London over several years, culminating in March 2018 with a fleet of four CAVstar controlled pods operating a public hop-on hop-off service along a 3.4 km (2.1 mi) route.
CAVstar is described as a complete system that combines radar, LiDAR, cameras, and ultrasonic sensors to give a full 360-degree view around a vehicle and provide navigation and collision avoidance. The system was developed in real-world dynamic environments with obstacles including pedestrians, dogs, and cyclists. This range of sensors also allows the vehicles to operate in adverse weather conditions such as rain and snow. Fusion says that CAVstar also works perfectly in the dark, and it is ready to be installed in any automotive vehicle.
Visit Fusion at Autonomous Vehicle Technology World Expo 2018 in booth AV5007.