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Navtech Radar sensors can be added to autonomous vehicle infrastructure, such as road, building and traffic signs, to deliver additional information to vehicles. Autonomous vehicles require measurement sensors on existing infrastructure to be able to operate safely. Automated sensors on vehicles such as cars and trains, even with a long-range of view, can only perceive the area around them. Navtech Radar sensors when incorporated into the autonomous vehicle infrastructure can warn of any obstructions such as lane closures or track intruders that are not visible to the vehicle itself, providing early warning. Our radar sensors operate reliably in all-weather, lighting and environmental conditions.
- Fog, snow and rain
- Fire, smoke and hot gasses
- Water and spray
- All levels of light
- Extreme temperatures
- Impact resistant
- 360° field of view
- High-resolution radar sensor
- Compact design
- Long-range operation
How Does it Work?
Onboard sensing and ground truth data
Measurement sensors are placed on roads or tracks where automated vehicles or trains will be operating. The sensors offer detailed traffic and obstacle detection, which can connect to on-board sensors.
In the event of an obstruction or threat, measurement sensors can send advance warnings to on-board sensors, so they can react accordingly. For example, lane changes due to lane closures or emergency stopping.
Why Choose Navtech Radar's Sensors for Measurements Applications?
- Independent source of data
Measurement sensors act as an independent source of data from on-board vehicle sensors. This provided advance 'over the horizon' and 'around the corner' sensing information, covering parts of the road and surrounding environment which are not visible to the on-board sensors.
- Ideal for test routes
The sensor can provide an analysis of autonomous vehicle behaviour in normal traffic flow as well as junction traffic optimisation.
- Advance warning of pedestrians or road and track debris
Sensors both on-board, and on the road or track provide advance warning of pedestrians or debris which may cause an obstruction or accident. The sensor's high-resolution means even small debris or wildlife is detected, allowing for complete safety.