Sunday 25th July 2021

Panasonic Industry and Sensible 4 research and test new sensor for autonomous driving

Published on June 16th, 2021

Sensible 4 software solutions for autonomous driving under real-life and difficult weather conditions. Eager to take self-driving reliability and accuracy to the next level, Sensible 4 and Panasonic Industry Europe now announced a joint test project levering the synergies between Sensible 4’s proven self-driving software and the benefits of Panasonic Industry’s unrivaled Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).

To briefly recapitulate, The IMU plays an essential role in the sensor fusion process, which is more or less the fundament for driving autonomy by merging/synchronising the data with other sensors such as, for instance, odometry, GNSS, and lidar.

“The IMU is employed to rectify the point cloud and thus impacts the accuracy of lidar data”, explains Fredrik Forssell, marketing director from Sensible 4.

He continues, “Our software is expected to be ideally flexible and reliable to next-gen sensor hardware and of course, we are utterly excited to now commence this depth-testing with the 6-axis sensor from Panasonic Industry. We’re proud to work with one of the global leaders in sensor technology for autonomous driving. Only by collaborating with the best will we be able to do the leaps needed to bring autonomous driving to the masses.”

Specialists of both companies shortly will kick off an extensive evaluation period with plenty of tests and analyses. “This project is a special one to all of us”, says Ryosuke Toda from product marketing at Panasonic Industry in Munich and comments, “We are deeply interested in sending out our new sensor to this freezing baptism by fire to Finland and learn more on its readiness to contribute to that new level of mobility that we all eagerly waiting for.”

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