ITRI unveils surrounding sensing subsystem for self-driving

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), in collaboration with the Information Industry Institute (III) and National Chung-shan Institute of Science & Technology (NCIST), has unveiled a hardware/software platform of surrounding sensing subsystem for autonomous driving and a mid-size self-driving bus.

The subsystem integrates image sensors, LiDARs, radars, sensing data analytics softwareand, and positioning and route-planning modules, said Chiueh Tzi-cker, head of ITRI's Information and Communication Research Laboratories.

The government-sponsored ITRI is developing the self-driving sensing subsystem in collaboration with III and NCIST, with participation by over 170 local and international firms, including Chunghwa Telecom, Lite-On Technology, Acer and ARM.

ITRI will work with III and NCIST to help participating firms develop computing platforms for analyzing sensing data, image databases for deep learning and technology for multiple sensing fusion.

ITRI isalso setting up a database of marked images of moving cars with total running length of 100,000km in Taiwan and will complete tests of its autonomous driving system by the end of 2018.