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Autonomous Driving solution - compatible sensor introduction​ ​

Corresponding sensor applicable to Autonomous Driving vehicles

The following is an introduction of sensors that can be installed in an Autonomous Driving vehicle.
The sensors that has been proven to be installed in RoboCar MiniVan mainly utilizing ZMP for demonstration experiments etc.
For other sensors, please consult.

■ Stereo camera

◎ RoboVision 3

"RoboVision 3" newly developed by ZMP is a dual stereo camera (quad camera) with two stereo cameras. The camera is equipped with a lens for telephoto and a lens for wide angle and it is possible to use properly according to the scene.

It is possible to measure with a distance of 150 m ahead with a lens for telephoto and a lens for wide angle with a viewing angle of 110 ° reduced squares such as intersections.

Moreover, it carries Sony's latest CMOS sensor IMX390, suppresses flicker of LED, and it is a product that can perform image measurement strong against light and dark difference.

◎ RoboVision 2s

The ZMP stereo camera can calculate the distance within the visual field of the camera as the distance for each pixel based on the parallax of the left and right eyes.

By converting the distance data to the height data from the ground, it is possible to recognize cars, people, other obstacles (object detection software is necessary), and by tracking vehicles and bikes traveling in the surrounding field of view. It will be able to measure inter-vehicle distance and relative speed, etc.

By combining RoboVision 2s and RoboCar MiniVan, it can be utilized for Autonomous Driving and ADAS sensor development and control development.

(Installation location will be inside the car.)

Image that actually mounted RoboVision 2s to RoboCar MiniVan
RoboVision® 3
A stereo camera capable of sensing a distance of up to 150 m and horizontal 110 ° field of view​ ​
RoboVision® 2s
Stereo camera unit that can be used for Autonomous Driving / advanced driving support system
Object detection
Software capable of displaying the size and location coordinates of the detected object in real time

Monocular camera

 ◎FLIR made USB 3.0 camera (

In ZMP's Autonomous Driving technology development, we are using monocular cameras in conjunction with the stereo camera RoboVision 2s for environment recognition, and we have a track record of installing and using FLIR cameras as a general-purpose development camera. We offer a set of brackets for attaching cameras such as Grasshopper 3 and Blackfly to windshields and rear glasses.

Image of FLIR camera Grasshopper 3 actually loaded on RoboCar MiniVan
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◎ IBEO SCALA (Gic Co., Ltd. Product page※Directs to an external site)

Detect traveling vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians, etc. around the vehicle by installing IBEO made multi-layered 2D-LiDAR "SCALA" which has been used in ZMP Autonomous Driving technology development to RoboCar MiniVan. It can be used as data for development of ADAS/Autonomous Driving.We are doing attachment processing which can take a car inspection including bumper processing of RoboCar MiniVan.

Image that actually installed LiDAR on RoboCar MiniVan (vehicle inspection already acquired)

◎ Velodyne HDL 32e / VLP 16 (Algo product page※ Directs to an external site)

It is a track record of installing 3D-LiDAR manufactured by Velodyne Co., which is widely used for research and development of Autonomous Driving .

By combining RoboCar MiniVan and Velodyne, open source Autonomous Driving software where autoware can also be operated,RoboCar® MiniVan Autoware package.We will offer it in conjunction with the dedicated bracket for mounting (jig).

Image that actually installed Velodyne HDL 32e to RoboCar MiniVan
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■ Millimeter wave radar

◎ 79 GHz band millimeter wave radar

There is a radio wave type millimeter wave radar as one of the sensors adopted for Autonomous Driving . ZMP has a track record of installing millimeter wave radar in RoboCar MiniVan. Millimeter wave radar can be used in the development scene for realization of ACC (front car following function) which can measure forward distance. It can also be installed and delivered with a special bracket near the front center of RoboCar MiniVan.

Image showing actual installation of 79 GHz band millimeter wave radar to RoboCar MiniVan
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■ GNSS device (position location)

 ◎ZMP Position-Z (

GNSS (so-called GPS) is a typical device for position measurement, but ZMP offers "ZMP Position-Z2" as a compact GNSS device capable of CAN output. It is a sensor module that integrates GPS and barometric pressure sensor and can output measurement data in CAN format, so it is easier to measure with vehicle CAN etc. at the same time.

In-car installation image of ZMP Position-Z2 and accompanying viewer software

【Main Specifications】


Positioning system 3 m CEP (50%)

Channel: 99 channels, Geodetic data: WGS 84

GPS sensitivity: 165 dBm (tracking), 148 dBm (acquisition), quasi-zenith satellite / GLONAS compatible
Pressure sensor

Measurement range: 260 ~ 1260 hPa, resolution: 0.01 hPa (about 10 cm), accuracy ± 0.1 hPa

Reference sensor temperature: 0 to 65 ° C
Communication interface

CAN (500 kbps / 1 Mbps), standard format

Bluetooth communication is also possible in combination with ZMP IMU-Z2 and Carto UP Pro
Power supply 3.3 V (input voltage range: 3.3 to 15 V)
Length x Width x Height / Weight 40 mm × 55 mm × 20 mm, about 32 g
【Product details】
GPS / pressure integrated position sensor capable of CAN output
GPS / pressure integrated type position sensor ZMP® Position-Z 2 128,000 yen (excluding tax)
Sensor package capable of simultaneous measurement of vehicle position, behavior and environment ZMP Position & Motion 276,000 yen (excluding tax)


RTA-GNSS made by JAVAD (

There is GNSS as an important component of position positioning, but RTK (Real Time Kinematic) GNSS can provide position measurement accuracy of several centimeters level. RTMP-GNSS is also utilized in Autonomous Driving technology of ZMP, and RTK-GNSS made by JAVAD is installed and utilized in RoboCar MiniVan.

Image made by JAVAD RTK GNSS actually installed in RoboCar MiniVan
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■ IMU (inertial sensor)

 ◎ZMP IMU-Z2 (

ZMP offers small motion sensors of 9 axes (3 axis acceleration, 3 axis gyro, 3 axis geomagnetism). It can communicate in CAN format, it is convenient and user-friendly IMU products to measure with vehicle CAN. It is provided as a .NET component of Windows as SDK, it can develop in a general-purpose environment such as Microsoft Visual Studio, etc. Also, a posture estimation library with good accuracy and improved response speed by sample program and extended Kalman filter is also available.


【Main Specifications】


3 axis acceleration sensor (± 2/4/8/16 [G] (switchable), 12 [bit] *)

3 axis gyro sensor (± 250/500/2000 [deg / s] (switchable), 16 [bit] *)

3-axis geomagnetic sensor (± 0.88 to 8.1 [gauss] (switchable), 12 [bit] *) (depending on sampling rate)
CPU ARM Coretex-M3 processor
Communication interface CAN (500 kbps / 1 Mbps), Bluetooth Ver 2.0 + EDR Class 1
Sample rate Acceleration sensor: Maximum 1 [msec] / Gyro sensor: Maximum 3 [msec] / Geomagnetic sensor: Maximum 6 [msec]
Size, Weight 36 mm × 52 mm × 11 mm, 20 g
9-axis motion sensor that can be measured by wireless or wired
9 axis wireless motion center ZMP IMU - Z2 & SDK 298,000 yen (excluding tax)
Wireless motion sensor (in addition) 98,000 yen (excluding tax)

Small 9-axis IMU unit made by Sensonor (

As a proven high precision IMU product installed in RoboCar MiniVan of ZMP and utilized in Autonomous Driving technology development, there is STIMON 300 small size 9 axis IMU unit made by Sensonor.

Sensonor small 9 axis IMU unit STIM 300
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2. Power Options

When installing external devices such as PCs and specialized machines and various sensors, securing stable power supply is a challenge and in ZMP, even in running tests, while maintaining the vehicle-mounted power source independent from the outside, continuous an on-board power supply unit PowerUnit-Z providing power supply function is available as an option. To be installed on the trunk of RoboCar MiniVan, it is housed in a wooden box as an insulator case.

【Main Specifications】

Input 12V battery (vehicle 12V auxiliary machine battery direct connection)
Output AC 100 V / 1500 W
Capacity 100 Ah
Safety function Main Battery Protection, Sub Battery Protection, Overload Protection, Temperature Protection
Size Approximately 940 × 360 × 312 mm
Weight 54 kg
PowerUnit-Z (boxed) complete set 900,000 yen (excluding tax)
【Product Details】
Power Unit-Z
Autonomous driving / Advanced driving support experimental automotive high power battery system
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3. IZAC package

In ZMP Autonomous Driving technology development, software also develops its own original.

Autonomous Driving Developed IZAC (Intel ZMP Autonomous Controller) as an integrated package for development hardware / software, and it is also used for development of its own company Autonomous Driving and research development of Autonomous Driving for customers. IZAC is the brains of "cognition" "judgment" "operation" of Autonomous Driving, can be combined with RoboCar MiniVan to receive operation instructions from IZAC and actually realize the operation of Autonomous Driving .

Currently, ZMP has begun to conduct Autonomous Driving experiments on public roads, and has gone on to introduce at major research institutions such as automobile manufacturers and universities.

We will estimate individually according to customer's request.
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[Details of IZAC]
​ ​IZAC® for Autonomous Driving and ADAS development platform
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4. Package Autoware

"Autoware" is open source software for Autonomous Driving system based on Linux and ROS.

Nagoya University, Nagasaki University, as part of the joint outcome of AIST, Autonomous Driving has been published free of charge to research and development applications.

Using an environmental sensor such as laser radar, camera, GNSS, etc., we provide an Autonomous Driving function that can autonomously travel on the route given from the car navigation system while recognizing the vehicle's position and surrounding objects.

ZMP has provided RoboCar series as the development environment of actual cars from the beginning of the development of Autoware.

In accordance with open source publication, ZMP provides RoboCar MiniVan with necessary sensors and RoboCar MiniVan Autoware package set up to basic operation check.

RoboCar MiniVan Autoware Package Configuration
Adoption of RoboCar MiniVan Autoware package has the following benefits for customers.
- Reduce number of man-hours required for installation
- Provide connection program (communication socket) between RoboCar and Autoware PC
- ZMP original document provided
- RoboCar MiniVan and total post-implementation support (※ Autoware program support will be the window agent for the developer)
Open source software for Linux and ROS-based autonomous operation system
RoboCar MiniVan Autoware package set from 23,800,000 yen​ ​
- RoboCar MiniVan × 1
- 3D LiDAR (16 layers) × 1
- Camera (front) × 1
- Large capacity battery system PowerUnit - Z × 1
Related Products
- Technical support service
- Creation / introduction of high precision three-dimensional map / Driving test

The price will be changed depending on sensor configuration etc.
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5. dSPACE MicroAutoBox II linkage option

RoboCar MiniVan can control accelerator, steering, brakes, etc. from MATLAB / Simulink in cooperation with MicroAutoBox II of dSPACE company which is widely used, including automobile development company.

Users of MicroAutoBox can use RoboCar MiniVan as a means of checking the operation of control logic and driving models developed on MATLAB / Simulink using actual vehicles.

Moreover, by utilizing various interfaces of MicroAutoBox II, it becomes possible to utilize it as a confirmation on a real car to the development scene of the control which controls multiple sensors and actuators simultaneously with the vehicle.

Connection between RoboCar MiniVan and dPACE MicroAutoBox II
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6. RoboCar MiniVan rental

RoboCar MiniVan and a variety of optional sensors, IZAC installed Autonomous Driving platform for development platform

We will rent on a monthly basis.

* Since there are limited cars for rental, please inquire about the rentable time.


【Rental price】

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