Program: H2020 – Galileo-GSA-2017
Grant agreement ID:776307
RISE, Research Institutes of Sweden AB
Scania CV AB
Waysure Sweden AB
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung E.V.
The objective of the PRoPART project is to develop and demonstrate a high availability positioning solution for connected automated driving applications. It aims to develop and enhance an existing real time kinematic (RTK) software solution developed by Waysure, by exploiting the features distinguished from Galileo signals and combining them with other positioning and sensor technologies. In addition to using vehicle on-board sensors, PRoPART will also use a low-cost ultra-wideband (UWB) ranging solution for redundancy and robustness in areas where GNSS coverage is poor, e.g. in tunnels or in urban canyons. In order to define the correct requirements for PRoPART's combined positioning solution, a cooperative automated vehicle application will be defined and developed. The vehicle application will rely on the high availability positioning solution and use it to couple its ADAS system with V2X and aggregate information received from other connected vehicles and road side units (RSU). As there will be a transition period where many vehicles are neither connected nor automated, focus is on solutions that high impact during low penetration. Therefore, PRoPART will implement an RSU with high precision positioning and use both UWB and traffic monitoring to supply ranging, object perception and EGNSS RTK correction data via ETSI ITS-G5 to the connected automated vehicle so it can make safe decisions based on robust data. This means that PRoPART also will implement perception layer sensor fusion that uses information collected in the local dynamic map as well as information from both the on-board vehicle sensors and the high availability positioning solution. We will also exploit possibilities for distributing EGNSS RTK correction data from the RSU to the vehicle.
Ceit's role in the project
Ceit is responsible for developing the hardware and software for the UWB ranging solution for redundancy and robustness in the positioning solution.