Aiming to build state-of-the-art self-driving car

Three research groups at S2 are involved in a new project towards automated driving that recently received a large grant from Vinnova-FFI. The long-term aim is to develop a self-driving vehicle that can travel between Chalmers two campuses Johanneberg and Lindholmen in Gothenburg.

Lars Hammarstrand is coordinating the project, which includes people from Signal Processing, Communication Systems and Mechatronics, as well as project partners Volvo Cars, ÅF, Autoliv and University of Gothenburg. The project titled COPPLAR – CampusShuttle Cooperative Perception & Planning Platform, will run for three years, 2016-2018.

"In this project, though we will not make it all the way to our challenging vision, we jointly take the first steps under systematic and controlled conditions and, if successful, we plan to realise the vision in future follow-up projects," says Lars Hammarstrand.

Whilst different concepts for self-driving vehicles have been demonstrated at numerous occasions under specific situations, COPPLAR aims for solutions, which are robust yet adaptive enough to operate in changing environments.

"In this regard, COPPLAR addresses traffic scenarios that clearly extend the scope of the world’s unique DriveMe project", says Lars Hammarstrand.

FFI is a Vinnova Strategic Vehicle Research and Innovation programme, in partnership between the Swedish government and automotive industry. The COPPLAR project has received funding of appr. 20 MSEK for the three year project.



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Published: Fri 29 Jan 2016.