Cosworth, a tier-one supplier that has developed a range of automotive hardware and software solutions has been roped in by an automotive consortium for the development of a collision avoidance system, which aims improve the operation and safety of autonomous and connected vehicles.
MuCCA (Multi-Car Collision Avoidance project) will take Cosworth’s know-how and expertise into ground-breaking new territory to prepare for an autonomous future.
MuCCA is a £4.6m, 30-month project funded by the Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) via Innovate UK. It is led by automotive services provider Applus+ IDIADA and also involving Cranfield University, Westfield Sports, Secured by Design and the Transport Systems Catapult.
It will use artificial intelligence and vehicle-to-vehicle communications to help autonomous vehicles make co-operative decisions to avoid potential collisions in highway environments.
The company’s contribution will center on vision and data logging technologies, whose foundations over three decades in car racing have been more recently applied in the wider automotive industry.
Commenting on the development Cosworth’s Director of Automotive Electronics Dr. Pio Szyjanowicz has said
“We are proud to be a partner in the pioneering MuCCA project, delivering the video camera, lidar sensor, data fusion and data logging technologies that will provide the view of the world for each vehicle. We are excited about the crucial role that the technologies, in which we specialise and have expertise, will play in the delivery of vehicles with increasingly capable Driver Assistance Systems. We believe this will ultimately lead to the delivery of fully autonomous vehicles.”