Cosworth is extending its range of camera and data systems to provide vision solutions for Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles. The company’s expertise in the field of intelligent vision software will be used as part of an automotive consortium looking at the development of a collision avoidance system, which will improve the operation and safety of autonomous and connected vehicles.
The Multi-Car Collision Avoidance project (MuCCA) will use artificial intelligence and vehicle-to-vehicle communications to help autonomous vehicles make co-operative decisions to avoid potential collisions in highway environments.
Cosworth’s contribution will center on vision and data logging technologies. The company has spent years developing high-quality cameras and vision software, which have been developed and refined over many years as part of Cosworth’s AliveDrive ecosystem. The performance electronics units have been rolled out to the mainstream automotive industry in recent years, with 40,000 supplied to General Motors annually.
Led by automotive services provider Applus+ IDIADA and also involving Cranfield University, Westfield Sports, Secured by Design and the Transport Systems Catapult, the MuCCA consortium has been awarded UK government funding towards the development and trial of technologies that could significantly reduce multi-car collisions on highways.
We are proud to be a partner in the pioneering MuCCA project, delivering the video camera, lidar sensor, data fusion and data logging technologies that will provide the view of the world for each vehicle.—Dr. Pio Szyjanowicz, Cosworth’s Director of Automotive Electronics