Modern vehicles equipped with Advanced Driving Assistance Systems (ADAS) are capable of maintaining the position of the vehicle in the lane automatically (LCA – Lane Centering Assist). Students on this team will design and build the equipment that Subaru needs to efficiently benchmark competing vehicles’ LCA functions.
Modern vehicles equipped with ADAS are capable of maintaining the position of the vehicle in the lane automatically (LCA -Lane Centering Assist). Generally speaking, the LCA function uses data from optical cameras to calculate the position of the vehicle. However, to address sharper curves and more complicated road layouts, for more advanced LCA functions, camera data is complemented by high-resolution map data. These maps allow LCA to continue working, even if vehicle cameras are momentarily unable to see lane markings. To stay competitive, Subaru needs to efficiently benchmark competing vehicles and the performance of their respective LCA functions. Our current benchmarking equipment takes approximately 4 hours to set up, and often requires the assistance of a second person. Students on the Subaru team will design, engineer, and build an optimized and integrated solution for benchmarking LCA functions including speed, acceleration, and oscillation.
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