Development of A Cooperative Perception System
In this project, we propose to develop a cooperative sensing and perception system with roadside sensors and connected and automated vehicles (CAVs). The Traffic Scanner (TScan) system, which is a Lidar-based roadside perception system mounted on a trailer or a van, will be integrated with a Level 4 autonomous vehicle (AV) to exchange and fuse perception information through wireless communications. The proposed cooperative perception system augments the perception capability of CAV onboard sensors with the information from a roadside system to greatly improve the safety and navigation of CAV under challenging driving scenarios that include (1) roadway temporary blockage by construction equipment, trucks, etc., inside work zones, and (2) frequent occlusions and interactions among vehicles in dense traffic at intersections.
Institution(s): Purdue University
Award Year: 2022
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