In Global Innovation 1000 Study which looks into the 1000 largest public corporate R&D spenders, Booz& Company stated that Volkswagen AG was the biggest R&D spender worldwide with an investment of 11.4 billion $ between may 2012 and May 2013.
In their next regular meeting, the members for the first time during the ARTRAC project will assemble in Finland at VTT's site in ESPOO on 19 and 20 September 2013. As the project is slowly going into its last year, the meeting will be dedicated to questions around the integration and testing of the sensor delivered by SMS and the planning of the big public event in one of the maufacturers' testgrounds where the results of the ARTRAC will be demonstrated.
Volkswagen has prepared a test car for experiments with the ARTRAC sensor once the final version is ready. The car is a VW Golf GTI which has the following safety related features: Preliminary ARTRAC 24 GHz Sensor for Pedestrian Detection - Fusion Computer for estimation of ego motion (odometry) and robust object recognition - Electronical controlable brake actuator for system-initiated deceleration - Supervised private 12V board network for stable system functionallity - - extensive test equipment including cameras to record any test drives and local area network to connect test PCs to the car's internal network for monitoring purposes.
The activity of UPT ARTRAC team is carried out on the development of algorithms for road conditions classification and targets detection based on radar signal processing. This task assumes the use of several signal processing techniques, such as: denoising of the received radar signal, which is affected by speckle noise; extraction of other useful signal parameters which can be used in the classification process; Classification of the scanned road surface based on the above estimate.
As work on the implementation of the ARTRAC sensor system is now fully under way, the document describing the architecture of the sensor system and its specifications has been released for publication. The objective of this document is to specify the architecture of a 24GHz radar sensor...
The first newsletter from the ARTRAC project is available for download now. It contains a brief overview of the Functional Specifications from ARTRAC, a report from the International Radar Symposium in Warsawa and some miscellaneous news related to the project.
Euro NCAP has published the results of its survey on the availability of Autonomous Emergency Braking systems in Europe and reveals that the assessment programme will include AEB technologies in its star rating from 2014.
European research and innovation efforts are set to recieve a significant increase in funding with the announcement of the largest set of calls for proposals ever under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), including the Transport Programme. Worth a total of EUR 8.1 billion, projects funded by these calls are open to organisations and businesses in all EU Member States, FP7 partner states and specifically eligible countries.
On 11 May 2011, the Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 was launched in more than 100 countries, with one goal: to prevent five million road traffic deaths globally by 2020.