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Showroom style sensor integration

The Challenge

A leading automotive global supplier required a showroom style Automated Research Development Platform that could also serve as a fully functional Research and Development vehicle. The request included a clean integration of oddly-shaped sensors, which could be fully accessible.

Solution

The company received an automated Lincoln MKZ with an impressive amount of LiDAR, radar and integrated vision. The platform includes custom carbon fiber and fiberglass parts that are fully functional, yet aesthetically pleasing. The vehicle is being used to develop Visteon’s DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform.  This open development platform integrates LiDAR, radar and vision data into a centralized failsafe processing system used for controlling ADAS and Automated vehicle features.


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Benefits

Visteon received a showroom style integrated platform with the functionality of an R&D style vehicle.


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Platform includes:

LiDAR:

  • Custom removable HDL64 and mount (can go from showroom to R&D in about 5 minutes)
  • Panel-mounted connectors in custom shark fin junction boxes
  • Custom mounted VLP32C sensors (2) in the hood
  • VLP16 in grill
  • VLP16 in rear bumper facia

Cameras:

  • Cameras (2) integrated into the rear fenders
  • Front-mounted cameras (2)
  • Side view cameras (2) in the side mirrors
  • Cameras (2) integrated into the grill
  • Camera integrated into rear bumper

Radar:

  • SSR sensors (4) in corners behind bumper
  • Rear-facing ESR sensor
  • Front-facing ESR sensor
  • Front forward- & side-looking ESR sensors (2)

Interior:

  • Custom cooling solution
  • Custom camera mounts

Rear camera housing

Hidden camera below the C, rear VLP 16, panel mount shark fin mounted to roof and Novatel Antcom G5 antennas flush mount

Custom cooling solution for additional cooling we rerouted the A/C directly into the trunk with a custom cooling box and added power and voltage monitor.

Custom camera mounts