November 25, 2019
Panasonic has developed a driverless automated valet parking system and an AR-HUD (Augmented Reality Head-Up Display). The driverless automated valet parking system achieves fully automated driving (SAE Level 4) in limited areas, while the AR-HUD offers safe, comfortable navigation so that the user can concentrate on driving. These technologies will be installed on the concept car, LQ of Toyota Motor Corporation.
Driverless automated valet parking system is supposed to offer a number of advantages such as:
- Achieving driverless automated valet parking system, without dedicated expensive sensors,
- Enabling the use of distant parking lots and small parking spaces.
Large screen AR-HUD on the other hand also have a number of advantages such as:
- Assist with safe driving by reducing the movements and focus readjustments of the driver’s eyes by presenting information intuitively,
- Reduce the misalignment caused by vibration between the actual space and the displayed image by using proprietary vibration compensation technology, achieving navigation that is easier to see and understand.
The three main technologies developed for driverless automated valet parking system are;
- In-vehicle emergency braking system that uses deep learning to detect people,
- Technology that estimates one’s own vehicle position by using cameras to capture images around the vehicle,
- Technology that links to infrastructure surveillance cameras with the control server.
Technologies used for the large screen AR-HUD are:
- High-quality large screen display technology that gives a sense of depth with the display distance from 7 m to 41 m,
- Highly accurate superimposition technology.
Author : Meha Prasad