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Kyushu Institute of Technology Innovation Promotion Organization

RoboCar MiniVan vehicle and system configuration introduced to Kyushu Institute of Technology
This initiative is based on the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's regional innovation Ecosystem formation program (FY28 FY) and Regional Science and Technology Demonstration Center Development Project (H28 FY).In response to the adoption we are carrying out research and development on safe driving support of the world's first automobile which linked information analysis of non-contact biosensor and autonomous driving run.

The autonomous driving system provided by Kyushu Institute of Technology is linked with a non contact bio metric sensor developed by Kyushu Institute of Technology and has a function to automatically send a detection signal to an automatically driven vehicle when it detects dozing by a sensor.

Cooperation between non-contact heart rate sensor and autonomous operation is developed as a function expected to be put into practical use in the future.

Products sold to Kyushu Institute of Technology include ZMP stereo cameras "RoboVision 2s", Zoom camera, posture sensor (IMU), 3D-LiDAR, GPS, etc. to make the automated vehicle platform RoboCar MiniVan recognize surrounding environment IZAC "which can integrate information from these sensors and give commands to vehicles.

We also developed an "automatic stop mode" in which information is sent from a non-contact sensor developed by Kyushu Institute of Technology to this autonomously operated vehicle, and the vehicle is stopped by autonomous driving on the road shoulder of the road.

At present, the sensors that are being experimented with RoboCar MiniVan are noncontact living body (radio) sensors, posture sensors such as a cushion to check the posture of the driver by seat seating.

With non-contact sensors, it is expected to detect driver 's sudden seizure state etc by monitoring the condition of the passenger such as disorder of heartbeat.
In addition, posture sensors are developed for the purpose of detecting doze from patterns such as posture abnormality.

Autonomous operation introduction by Professor Sato, Innovation Promotion Organization, Kyushu Institute of Technology

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