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Another leap in autonomous driving technology

18th June 2021
Joe Bush

Panasonic Industry and Sensible 4 have announced research and testing collaboration with a new IMU for full autonomous driving software.

Sensible 4 develops software solutions for autonomous driving under real-life and particular weather conditions with new a IMU for full self-driving vehicle software

Eager to take self-driving reliability and accuracy to the next level, Sensible 4 and Panasonic Industry Europe have now announced a joint test project levering the synergies between Sensible 4’s self-driving software and the benefits of Panasonic Industry’s Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).

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 odometry, GNSS and lidar.

“The IMU is employed to rectify the point cloud and thus impacts the accuracy of lidar data”, explained Fredrik Forssell from Sensible 4. “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 in depth-testing period with the six-axis sensor from Panasonic Industry. We are curious about the outcomes, but strongly believe in groundbreaking insights on the alignment of soft- and hardware for autonomous driving.”

Specialists of both companies will shortly kick-off an extensive evaluation period with tests and analyses. “This project is a special one to all of us”, added Ryosuke Toda from Product Marketing at Panasonic Industry in Munich. “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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