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Lincoln MKZ Platform

Our platforms are carefully designed to provide a safe and reliable solution for enabling the development and deployment of automated driving applications.  These solutions are based on our extensive experience working with thousands of advanced engineers from all corners of the globe.

The Lincoln MKZ was the first addition to our Platforms family. We’ve carefully chosen the Lincoln MKZ because of its potential for integration and customization to the specifications of our customers.




  • Configurable and scalable
  • Street legal
  • Very easy to integrate hardware
  • Easy to integrate sensors with optional front, rear and roof rack along with conduit system
  • Show-room style hardware integration optional
  • Customizable
  • By-wire system controlled from a single electric software interface
  • Well supported by world-class engineers
  • Great for research and development algorithms for robotics applications including:
    • vision processing
    • obstacle avoidance
    • object tracking and classification
    • localization
    • automated controls
    • map building
    • and much more


  • Full set of software interfaces to the controls:
    • Steering
    • Braking
    • Acceleration
    • Shifting
  • Software access:
    • Left and Right blinkers
    • Reverse, neutral, park and drive gear selection
    • Speed feedback
    • And more
  • Convenience features
    • Integrated PC with ROS pre-installed and pre-configured
    • Headrest mounted display screen for back seat
    • Game controller for by-wire testing
    • Power distribution terminals
    • Touch screen control of the power distribution system
    • E-stop for by-wire system
    • Ethernet and USB networked in vehicle
    • Ethernet switch
    • 600 watt/120 volt supply


Fully integrated by-wire kits from Dataspeed Inc. based on the Lincoln MKZ and Ford Fusion.

AutonomouStuff is proud to exclusively offer these automated driving research development vehicle by-wire kits. Thanks to the work of our world-class engineers, we are able to take the standard by-wire platform and provide an added array of features. We offer optional features to truly customize the vehicle to meet your needs.

ROS driver available
Fully supported by your AStuff team

Standard Hardware and Software

  • Throttle and brake-by-wire controller module
  • Steering and shifting by-wire controller module
  • Power distribution panel
  • Center console switch box for controlling the power distribution panel
  • 600 Watt true sine wave inverter for AC loads
  • Trunk-mounted instrumentation plate
  • Wire harnesses for all hardware modules
  • USB/CAN converter for use with ROS
  • USB joystick
  • ROS nodes to control the system from a computer
  • dSPACE blockset to control system using a MicroAutoBox


  • Brake and throttle (50 Hz)
  • Steering wheel angle (50Hz)
  • Gear (PRNDL) (20 Hz)
  • Turn signals (20Hz)
  • 3-Axis acceleration (100 Hz)
  • Roll and yaw rate (100 Hz)
  • Individual wheel speeds (100 Hz)
  • Production GPS (1 Hz)


  • CAN
  • dSPACE
  • ROS


  • 12 programmable relay channels
  • 600W true sine wave inverter

ADAS Development Kit

Software Modules

  • Vehicle Control Model *control modules only (Feed it curvature and a set speed for control)
    • Steering and speed control model tuned to the specific vehicle model
  • Basic Waypoint following software (no UI)
    • Breaks route into several segments
    • Pre-created by using google maps to draw the route
    • Enter active waypoints on the fly via route server
    • Requires GPS solutions for localization (Xsens or Novatel options)
    • Dynamic vehicle model simulation in Gazebo *coming soon
  • Highway Shuttle Automation Software
    • Lane change assist
    • Intelligent lane centering
    • Adaptive cruise control
  • Advanced Shuttle Automation Software
    • Advanced UI with vehicle position overlay on a map
    • Programmable drag and drop points of interest (stop, speed limitations, intersections)
    • Easily create the driving out
      • Recording routes from the UI
      • Teach the route by simply recording the driving path
    • Collision avoidance module *compatible with our lidar processing module
  • LIDAR processing *based on the Velodyne VLP16 and VLP16 hi-res
    • Ground segmentation
    • Object segmentation
    • Object tracking
  • Vision Processing *coming soon
    • Lane detection
    • Sign recognition
    • Pedestrian, Vehicle detection, tracking and classification
  • LOAM (Lidar odometry and mapping)
  • Software Maintenance
    • Updates
    • Priority phone support


  • Racks
  • Conduits
  • Cooling system
  • Upgraded inverters
  • Custom integration
  • Custom computing architecture