SENSORS FOR AUTONOMOUS AND COOPERATIVE DRIVING
As sensors have inherent uncertainties while tracking objects, it would be wiser to fuse information of the detected objects obtained from multiple sensors. This process of combining measurements from multiple sensors to track an object is called sensor fusion. Using track-to-track sensor fusion techniques, we can extend the capabilities of the perception layer by fusing the information of the objects detected by the camera, RADAR and DSRC (Dedicated Short Range Communication).
In the next phase, we aim to improve the perception layer adding more sensors and incorporating advanced sensor fusion and tracking techniques.
Radar modules use radio waves to detect obstacles within a field of view. From this, a relative position of the obstacle can be determined. The ATeam Prius radar can detect up to eight obstacles in front of the car.