The project is focusing on jointly developing technologies to reduce accident risks for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles and particularly addressing the situations at which today’s active safety systems are not yet sufficient. To reach the goals brand new and improved safety functions with real-life benefits need to be invented across the whole safety domain, ranging from strategic drive to in-crash activities. This functionality expansion creates increased needs for perception. New sensors are added to support new functions, but these sensors also provide additional information to existing functions and may also enable extended functionality. One of the most important challenges of today is therefore securing the ability to effectively combine and share the information from the growing number of available sensors in the vehicle, e.g. camera, radar, lidar, GPS etc.
The co-operative approach increases the potentials to reach the overall objectives. To efficiently support the extended needs from safety functions in this project, and to secure a stable growth in sensors and functionality, the Non-hit Car and Truck project shall develop a centralized Sensor Fusion framework with next generation sensor technology, sharing the best available 360 degree view of the environment.
The Non-hit car and truck project is an extension of the Non-hit car project proposal previously defined by Volvo Cars.