Several entities have joined hands to develop a near-series fusion platform with open interfaces Open Fusion Platform (OFP). The OFP enables automobile manufacturers and their suppliers to cost-effectively integrate highly and fully automated driver assistance functions for the purposes of automated driving.
The Open Fusion Platform (OPF) project was successfully completed after just three years with the integration of the first fully autonomous driving function in three demonstration vehicles.
In the scenario implemented, an electric vehicle drives fully automatically to a free charging station on a parking lot and positions itself over the charging plate. After the charging process has been completed, it automatically searches for a free parking space without a charging plate.
The OFP was developed by German research firms, universities, IT companies and also companies from the automotive industry; specifically HELLA, German Aerospace Center, Elektrobit Automotive, Infineon Technologies AG, InnoSent, Hella Aglaia Mobile Vision, Reutlingen University, the RWTH Aachen Electromobility Center, Streetscooter Research and TWT GmbH Science and Innovation. In addition, Continental and Nvidia supported the project in the role of associated partners.
The project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research with € 4.4 million.
Source: Press Release