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LIDAR

Research on Sensor Performance for Automated Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Applications

Goal:

To conduct performance and maintenance research for add-on sensors that support various levels of automation in CMVs.

Background:

Automated CMVs, currently still in the implementation and testing process, require additional sensors to “observe” their driving environment. Many of these sensors (radar, light detection and ranging [LIDAR], cameras, etc.) are mounted on the exterior of the vehicle. These sensors must be calibrated and maintained such that they...