AI-SEE

Enhancing vehicle vision in low visibility conditions 24 hours and 365 days of the year

How can we ensure that automated vehicles drive reliably even in adverse weather conditions?

This is the central question that AI-SEE, a PENTA EURIPIDES² labelled research project is addressing. 

One of the biggest remaining challenges towards the commercialization of automated vehicles today, is the ability to drive also autonomously under any relevant weather and lighting conditions. To date, the testing and validation of automated vehicles is mostly taking place in a small, designated area under good weather conditions and even the best in class prototypes still struggle or even fail completely in adverse weather situations. 

 

The solution

The key for market introduction and large dispersion is a robust and fail-safe perception system able to operate in all relevant weather conditions experienced 365 days of the year!

Objectives

AI-SEE, will greatly extend the Operational Design Domain (ODD) of today´s systems that assist the driver or provide conditional automation to full self-driving capabilities.
 

AI-SEE  will close the  current gap by:

Developing a robust and fault-tolerant novel sensing technology and associated AI

Permitting safe driving 24h/365-days

Enabling automated driving in all relevant weather & lighting conditions (snow, heavy rain, fog)

Starting from a strong collaboration

The advantage of AI-SEE is that it will not start from scratch. It will take up the results of the predecessor EU-funded project DENSE, which already developed a significantly improved environment perception system compared to conventional systems. The AI-SEE project partners will improve the system to realistically simulate sensor output under adverse weather and to adapt and test it on artificial data.

Find out more about AI-SEE  in the project section

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