DeepRoute, a provider of the L4 level self-driving full-stalk solution, has announced the release of its sensing solution, DeepRoute-Sense for sale. The company with this aims to enable the autonomous vehicle industry to achieve quicker sensor deployment to further promote and progress the overall industry.
The solution includes a set-top box and sensor fusion calibration service. The roof box consists of 8 vehicle cameras, 3LiDARs, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and a series of other sensors to help correspondence and data synchronization between the controllers. DeepRoute has independently designed the mechanical structure of the roof box, which has outstanding diversion, heat dissipation and sealing functions. The set-top box, according to the company, has lighter weight, smaller volume and higher impact resistance to other products currently on the market. With four tripods, the roof box can be mounted to the roof of different vehicle models for sensors deployment.
“The team at DeepRoute has worked hard on the development of DeepRoute-Sense and we are excited to finally share our technology with the industry,” stated Shuang Gao, COO of DeepRoute. “By bringing this to the market, we are hoping to fuel progress within the industry and bring full vehicle autonomy to be one step closer to the masses.”
The solution uses a self-developed in-vehicle camera created by DeepRoute, featuring anti-glare, anti-ghosting and highly reliable signal detection. Compared with industrial cameras, the company claims the camera to be of lower cost, but offering a higher dynamic range. The roof box has been developed to accommodate different and extreme weather conditions, whether it be during intense sunlight, or nighttime high beam illumination, it can stably handle the exposure and avoid overexposure.
In the set-top box, there is also a sensor data processing device called ADS Synchronous Controller. The product, according to the company, is pre-processed and fused with massive data of cameras, LiDAR’s, GNSS and other sensors through high-precision time and space synchronization. The ADS Synchronous Controller also supports DNN and SLAM hardware acceleration, which increases computational efficiency.