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​ ​Autonomous driving vehicle development platform RoboCar MiniVan​ ​

Overview/Features

  •  市販ハイブリッドミニバン車両をベースとしたADAS・自動運転の研究開発用車両型実験プラットフォーム(車両本体および開発環境を含むパッケージ)
  • We also use ZMP as a platform for Autonomous Driving technology development on public roads, products that are accumulating our own achievements.

  •  外部装置(付属PCやユーザー専用装置)から車両制御を実行することができるようにZMPの制御装置を車両に組み、通信ライブラリを提供

  •  走る・曲がる・止まる といった車両の動作をZMPの提供するライブラリを使ってプログラム(C、C++)で制御

  •  CANの通信プロトコルも開示しており、ユーザー独自の装置から車両を制御

  • Demonstration experiment of ADAS and Autonomous Driving actual vehicle test or Autonomous Driving service.

Overview of RoboCar MiniVan (Image with option sensor)
"RoboCar MiniVan" is based on a commercially available hybrid minivan vehicle, and is equipped with a vehicle type experimental apparatus (a main body of a vehicle (hereinafter referred to as a vehicle body)) in which a control device of a ZMP is incorporated so that a user can control by putting a control signal from an external device (PC or dedicated device) and packages including development environment.

In general, it is possible to control vehicles controlled by the driver (stepping on the accelerator / brake and turning the steering wheel) from the user's computer or dedicated device, so in the field of Autonomous Driving and development of ADAS (Advanced Driving Support System) and software development and verification on a real vehicle.

RoboCar MiniVan can acquire values ​​of sensors etc. (CAN information such as vehicle speed, 4-wheel speed and steering angle etc.) mounted on the vehicle as standard, and from the PC and other external devices to the in-vehicle network CAN (Control Area Network).It is possible to control the vehicle by inputting operation signals such as accelerator, brake, steering, etc. In addition, APIs and sample applications for inputting data and inputting operation signals are also provided as standards, so we provide it as a platform that can build a vehicle control program immediately after introduction.

It is also possible that as usual driver operate further for a vehicle control and driver operation while being computer-controlled, intervention also provides "override function" carried over to the driver operation, ADAS · Autonomous Driving is suitable for experiments.


【Concept of RoboCar MiniVan】

In the fields of development and experiments of ADAS and Autonomous Driving , testing on actual vehicles is indispensable.

However, in the case of commercial vehicles, running, bending and stopping operations from external devices can only be controlled by the driver operating accelerator, brake, steering, etc.

Therefore, in ZMP, by providing RoboCar MiniVan, which is a set of functions and development environments based on a commercially available hybrid vehicle based on computer control, it is possible to develop a vehicle that can be controlled from the outside in a development process (design - procurement - remodeling,we release customers from the trouble of testing), we propose to accelerate the development of ADAS · Autonomous Driving using real cars at once.

 

RoboCar MiniVan Utilization Concept

【Application example】

 ユーザー様はRoboCar MiniVanの車両情報取得機能や車両制御機能を利用することで、以下の様な目的・用途にご活用いただけます。

 

【ADAS (Advanced Driving Support System)】

  -車載カメラ、レーザーセンサーや電波レーダーからのデータからRoboCar MiniVanの制御へ接続し、

   ADAS(自動ブレーキ、 レーンキープ、レーンチェンジ、自動駐車など)のためのセンサー開発、センサフュージョン開発、

   センシングと制御の統合開発、性能検証を実施

  -RoboCar MiniVanからの取得情報を利用したHMI(Human Machine Interface)の開発

 

【 Autonomous Driving 】

  -自動運転の「認知」~「判断」~「操作」のソフトウェア開発とRoboCar MiniVan上でのシステム動作検証

  -自動運転のためのセンサー、デバイス開発

  -車々間通信や路車間通信、または遠隔監視・操作通信など、自動運転の周辺システムの開発や検証

  -自動運転を活用した新たなモビリティに関する実証実験

 


Image of vehicle control / vehicle data acquisition by RoboCar MiniVan

【Benefits of RoboCar MiniVan adopting minivan type】

Also, since RoboCar MiniVan is based on a minivan type of 7 to 8 passengers, it has the following advantages.
  • In addition to the boarding space, the loading space of the experimental equipment can be secured, and it is possible to install large systems and cooling equipment for advanced research and development.
  • It will make it easier to develop and verify new mobility means for tourists and the elderly.
Characteristic of RoboCar MiniVan which adopted minivan type

​ ​Menu of description of RoboCar MiniVan

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