Investigation of Lidar Data for Autonomous Driving with an Electric Bus
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Electric mobility and automated driving are merging together. Bertrandt investigates the measurement data of a laser scanner (lidar technology), which recorded the environment of an electric city bus 4-km route through Regensburg (Germany). On the basis of these data, two methods of object detection and classification were examined. One of the challenges was the low vertical resolution compared to the frequently used 32 to 128 lines.
Tests with an Electric City Bus
From May to September 2018, Bertrandt had the opportunity to use its Emil electric city bus from Regensburg in live operation as a research platform. The aim was to show the challenges for future autonomous driving in an urban environment and to collect the corresponding data. Since the beginning of the project, an interdisciplinary team has been working intensively on the topics of localization, data transfer, lidar image processing, and object recognition using machine learning.