New backend for sensor-fusion algorithm in driveblocks Mapless Autonomy Platform with 2023.04 release
Garching, October. 10, 2023 – driveblocks, a technology company providing perception software for mapless autonomous driving, releases a revamped version of its Mapless Autonomy Platform. The platform combines a set of transformer neural networks with geometrically well-interpretable sensor-fusion algorithms to build a three-dimensional model of the world around an autonomous vehicle.
Introducing a graph-framework as the backbone of the sensor-fusion frame
The following features have been added for the 2023.4 release:
· Introduction of a graph-based framework to handle the sensor-fusion approach for the Mapless Autonomy Platform. This allows to consider semantic relations between objects in the scene and leverage significant parallelization potential.
· Enhanced tracking capabilities for moving objects in the scenes. Using geometric object signatures to match objects with high relative motion in new sensor data.
· Support of pure wheel speed and IMU-based odometry inputs. This enhances the capability to operate in GPS-denied areas such as tunnels significantly.
Additional minor improvements of the platform include:
· Computation time reductions in various areas of the Mapless Autonomy Platform.