Delphi Automotive has entered into a commercial patnership with Transdev Group to develop an automated on-demand shuttle service in Europe. Transdev is a public transport service controlled by the French government.
The fully automated, mobility-on-demand (AMoD) transport system will utilize Transdev Universal Routing Engine (URE) and Delphi’s previously announced automated driving platform – the Centralized Sensing, Localization and Planning (CSLP) platform which Delphi is developing in partnership with Mobileye.
Transdev and Delphi will start collaborating on pilot programs in Paris-Saclay and Rouen (Normandy) France, as the first EU driverless, on-demand mobility service on an open road.
Delphi and Transdev will share knowledge of AMoD systems to develop fully autonomous vehicles, a driverless vehicle infrastructure solution (DVIS) and cloud infrastructure to support a commercial AMoD system that can operate globally.
To accomplish this, Delphi will integrate its turnkey CSLP** platform into Transdev’s mobility service vehicles, including a centralized computer running Delphi’s Ottomatika vehicle control software, a comprehensive sensor suite, and all the required connectivity and data devices based on Control-Tec real-time analytics, Movimento’s secure, over-the-air (OTA) technologies and Mobileye’s REM technology***.
Transdev will integrate its Universal Routing Engine (URE) and remote control command software, including intelligent infrastructure and additional software modules dedicated to public transportation and leverage its deep knowledge in client use-cases, safety and quality of service specifications for shared mobility services.
Transdev has initiated an Autonomous on-demand Mobility service program in Normandy this year. The collaboration with Delphi will allow the two groups to jointly test the entire system: dispatch, remote control-command and vehicles, and test the sensor architecture and intelligence for driverless last-mile and door-to-door transportation service with the next phase including a commercial service.
In Paris-Saclay, Transdev and Delphi and will collaborate on the development of a first mile, last-mile on-demand solution between a conventional railway station and the Paris-Saclay plateau and campus.
CLSP system will feature several advanced technologies including:
Localization capability: Ensures the vehicle knows its location within 10 cm; even without GPS connectivity
Free space detection: Helps the car navigate complex lane splits or areas lacking lane markings
360-degree pedestrian sensing
3D vehicle detection: Detects vehicles at any angle. Can detect partial cars by identifying vehicles by overall shape and detect by wheel movement if a car is stationary or parked; critical for urban situations with unusually angled intersections. Enables lateral turning vehicle detection critical for intersections
Path and motion planning: Allows the car to behave more human-like in its driving behavior and determine the best path forward
Mobileye’s Road Experience Management (REM) is an end-to-end mapping and localization engine for full autonomy. The solution is comprised of three layers: harvesting agents (any camera-equipped vehicle), map aggregating server (cloud), and map-consuming agents (autonomous vehicle).
The harvesting agents collect and transmit data about the driving path’s geometry and stationary landmarks around it. Mobileye’s real-time geometrical and semantic analysis, implemented in the harvesting agent, allows it to compress the map-relevant information – facilitating very small communication bandwidth (less than 10KB/km on average).
The relevant data is packed into small capsules called Road Segment Data (RSD) and sent to the cloud. The cloud server aggregates and reconciles the continuous stream of RSDs – a process resulting in a highly accurate and low TTRR map, called “Roadbook”.