Seoul Robotics introduces infrastructure-based Level 5 AV technology
The infrastructure-based sensor network is in the early stage of commercial deployment with BMW to automate last-mile fleet logistics at its manufacturing facility in Munich.
The main focus of autonomous vehicle (AV) technology development has been focused on vehicles and their systems. However, one company is taking a unique approach that uses the infrastructure and environment around a vehicle to achieve Level 5 autonomy.
At CES 2022, Seoul Robotics unveiled its Level 5 Control Tower (LV5 CTRL TWR), a mesh network of computers in the infrastructure that guides vehicles autonomously without requiring that sensors be placed on individual vehicles. The company also revealed that it is in the early stage of commercial deployment of its LV5 CTRL TWR technology with BMW to automate last-mile fleet logistics at automaker’s manufacturing facility in Munich.
With an eye on several commercial fleet applications, including vehicle distribution centers to car rental companies and trucking logistics, Seoul Robotics said it developed its new AV solution to overcome the cost, safety, and flexibility challenges presented by traditional approaches to vehicle autonomy. By placing sensors equipped with 3D perception software around vehicles, such as traffic lights, buildings, and highway overhangs, the system can fully capture an environment and communicate with other sensors and the 4/5G systems that come standard on vehicles today. It collects 3D data and then automates vehicles accordingly using V2X communications.
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