Situational Awareness beyond sensor reach for autonomous vehicles

February 3, 2020

Carmenta ControlTower, Carmenta TrafficWatch


At the Dubai World Congress for self-driving transport 2019, Carmenta presented results from the collaboration project “Autonomous Driving Aware Traffic Control”.
The project demonstrated a central cloud-based traffic management system for connected and automated vehicles with interfaces to vehicles, road authorities and city authorities, along with the associated information flows for connected vehicles. The management system fuses static, dynamic and sensor data into one situational awareness view which is used in the supervision of the vehicle fleet.

With this as a base the system detects obstacles along the vehicles routes and dispatch advice on avoidance, well in advance of vehicles approaching such obstacle or detecting it by on-board sensors. In addition the project demonstrates solutions on information and operational advice sharing among all involved OEM fleets.
Johan Holmqvist, Vice President Business Development at Carmenta, presenter at the show says: “The concept presented in Dubai has an international reach and will therefore be useful for pilots and operations in all parts of the world for connected and autonomous vehicles.”

The project AD Aware Traffic Control is performed under the Drive Sweden collaboration umbrella. Drive Sweden is a Swedish cross-functional collaboration platform to drive the development towards sustainable mobility solutions for people and goods. Together, we develop and demonstrate connected, automated and shared transport system solutions.

The project is co-funded by Vinnova, the Swedish government agency that administrates state funding for research and development. The agency’s mission as defined by the government is to promote development of efficient and innovative Swedish systems within the areas of technology, transportation, communication and labor.