Grupo Antolin implements autonomous intralogistics system to enhance interior component factory efficiency
As part of its Advanced Manufacturing 4.0 strategy, Grupo Antolin is integrating digital technology at its Aragusa factory in Burgos, Spain, to reduce and optimize the movement of components in the facility.
This has been achieved through the deployment of an intelligent intralogistics system at the factory which uses autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) and collaborative robots (Cobots), manufactured and supplied by Omron. Through the project, Grupo Antolin aims to achieve “a modernized and more sustainable factory where people and machines work in harmony”.
Previously, the loading and transportation of car interior components from the injection area to the assembly area were carried out manually.
Hyperview selects Ambarella’s CV3-AD automotive AI central domain controllers to enhance autonomous functions
Autonomous driving technology company Hyperview has selected Ambarella’s CV3-AD portfolio of AI central domain controller systems-on-chip (SoCs) to develop high-performance computing (HPC) autonomous driving platforms.
The aim is to pair the CV3-AD SoCs with Hyperview’s software stack to deliver production-ready perception, automated driving and parking solutions, for implementation by Tier 1s and OEMs in autonomous driving (AD) systems.
Using its experience in full-stack autonomous driving technologies, Hyperview will combine its advanced hardware design, software algorithm and system integration capabilities with Ambarella’s scalable, high-performance and power efficient CV3-AD family of AI central domain controller SoCs. This will enable the integration and implementation of high-level AD systems and applications.
NC State University engineers propose fourth traffic light for autonomous vehicles
Transportation engineers at North Carolina State University in the USA have proposed a fourth, white light at traffic lights which would enable autonomous vehicles to help control traffic flow and which would also let human drivers know what is happening.
Having conducted computational simulations, the university’s engineers have found the approach greatly improves travel time when moving through intersections and say it can help to reduce fuel consumption, too.
“This concept we’re proposing for traffic intersections, which we call a ‘white phase,’ taps into the computing power of autonomous vehicles (AVs) themselves,” said Ali Hajbabaie, author of the paper and an associate professor of civil, construction and environmental engineering at NC State.
RoboSense lidar to provide safer self-driving capabilities for Toyota vehicles
A new partnership between RoboSense and Toyota has been announced that will see RoboSense integrated into Toyota’s supply chain system.
RoboSense and Toyota – which has already enjoyed successful joint ventures with domestic vehicle brands such as FAW, GAC and BYD – will now collaborate on several top-selling FAW Toyota models. The two companies will equip the vehicles with RoboSense’s RS-LiDAR-M series lidar (M-series), enabling the Toyota models to benefit from accurate perception capabilities for enhanced safety. The move will also promote the series production and large-scale application of lidar within the automotive sector.
RoboSense’s M-series is a featured automotive-grade product designed for series vehicle production.
Horizon Robotics and GAC AION form strategic partnership to bring new ADAS to market
Having signed a comprehensive strategic partnership on January 17, 2023, Horizon Robotics, a provider of energy-efficient computing solutions for ADAS in China, and Guangzhou Automotive Group (GAC) AION, a premium Chinese electric vehicle brand, will now jointly develop advanced driving assistance products.
Having shipped more than 2,000,000 of its Journey series processor units across many automotive brands in China, Horizon Robotics will work to help AION meet consumer demand for high-quality mobility while facilitating a safer and more convenient experience for vehicle occupants.
Under the agreement, AION will develop a series of car models that will be powered by Horizon Robotics’ Journey processors, which feature advanced automated driving and interactive in-cabin functions.
Applied Intuition sponsors Carnegie Autonomous Racing to support race car development
The student-led Carnegie Autonomous Racing (CAR) club at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, will now benefit from sponsorship by Applied Intuition. CAR consists of 90 Carnegie Mellon University students which work across 10 academic departments throughout the university.
Established in January 2022, CAR builds autonomous systems through developmental learning and driverless racing. Recently, the club achieved a second place finish at the Indy Autonomous Challenge Texas Motor Speedway race, and third place at the Indy Autonomous Challenge at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In 2023, CAR plans to participate in seven further races. These will include an additional Indy Autonomous Challenge, an exhibition lap for autonomous vehicles during the Formula SAE Electric competition and several F1TENTH races.
AEye names new CEO as company targets commercialization of lidar products
High-performance lidar solutions provider, AEye has named Matt Fisch as the company’s new CEO and as a member of its board of directors. The appointment will be effective from February 13, 2023. In his new position Fisch will be responsible for heading up the commercialization of AEye’s product portfolio in a range of markets.
Fisch replaces previous CEO Blair LaCorte who departed the company in December 2022. LaCorte will continue with AEye as a member of the AEye Advisory Board.
“Matt is the right leader at the right time for AEye,” said Carol DiBattiste, chair of the board of directors, AEye.
Polestar 5 joins Polestar 3 in featuring lidar from Luminar
Polestar and Luminar continue to deepen their partnership, with Luminar’s technology now set to be integrated into the Polestar 5 – the electric four-door GT expected to launch in 2024, based on the Polestar Precept concept car. This expanded partnership provides a foundation for further collaboration on lidar integration and design on Polestar’s future vehicles.
“Luminar is at the forefront of lidar technology development and this closer collaboration will allow for greater innovation in our cars to come,” said Polestar CEO, Thomas Ingenlath. “We look forward to combining our R&D and product design expertise to deliver truly stunning lidar integration and capabilities for the Polestar brand.”
Both the Polestar 3 and Polestar 5 will seamlessly integrate Luminar’s long-range Iris lidar and software into the roofline.