ADAS and Autonomous Driving for heavy machines and vehicles

Related Unikie Assets: 

Machine automation and intelligence increase efficiency and safety

Unikie is a global developer for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving (AD). We develop state-of-the-art technologies for heavy machines and vehicles.

Unikie’s AD/ADAS technologies can be used in multiple industrial solutions which benefit from autonomous guidance. Unikie has industry-leading ADAS solutions not only for OEMs, but also heavy equipment manufacturers in industries like forestry, mining, agriculture to name a few. Autonomous guidance can be used to direct the knowledge and manpower to managing instead of hands-on activities. Operation of heavy machinery for example on mining areas through automation reduces the need for workforce and adds security.

Using Unikie’s technology, we can decrease the number of human errors and add multiple pairs of eyes in every direction. Computer vision and sensors can identify and foresee situations that us humans might easily overlook.

In heavy machines and vehicles, semi-automated solutions help the driver by sensing the environment and detecting the objects. The machine’s sensors scan the environment and based on advanced machine vision and machine learning algorithms and AI solutions, the machine automatically takes actions (e.g. Automatic Emergency Braking) or alerts the driver to act in the situation (e.g. Driver Monitoring).

A heavy machine working on the top and a harvester on a field on the bottom

Demonstra­tion

The Automated Logistics for Heavy Machines solution uses the same technology as used in the Factory Parking solution.

TECHNOLOGY

HIGH LEVEL AD / ADAS BUILDING BLOCKS

AD and Adas high level building blocks

Fully autonomous vehicles require a vast amount of technological components working smoothly together. On our way to fully autonomous cars, many semi-automatic functions have been developed to assist drivers. Autonomous driving is based on situational awareness, enabled by various sensors generating huge amounts of data. This data is then filtered and processed in order to get sufficient information for higher level components to make decisions about path planning, safety actions and, eventually, driving.

Our AD/ADAS solutions are based on Unikie AI Vision, which is a hardware independent Machine Vision and Machine learning framework. It enables fast development of various Real-Time applications using Real-Time Data. On top of that, we have built various ADAS features and even capability to fully autonomous operations.

Unikie’s AD/ADAS solutions can be used either in-vehicle systems or edge/cloud computing system based solutions where sensors are located outside for the vehicle. We can also utilize third party data sources, like weather data, through connectivity.

Unikie ADAS solution can increasingly leverage wireless network connectivity to offer improved value by using Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2X) data. Cloud-based services and the Internet-of-Things are essential part of Unikie’s development dealing with autonomous driving.

Key features of our solution

  • Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM)
  • positioning and localisation
  • path planning and path tracking
  • vehicle control and driving algorithms
  • object detection and classification.


Flexible and versatile application programming interfaces allow AI Vision to be used in a vast array of application specific autonomous driving and control solutions.

different use cases to utilize the ADAS/AD technology

AUTONOMOUS OPERATIONS AT CLOSED AREA

Unikie has created an efficient framework for the development of autonomously controlled heavy duty vehicles and machines in closed areas. The solution uses edge computing and combines various stationary sensors for full and accurate control and detailed situational awareness. 

This enables cost efficient autonomous operations in dynamic and challenging environments and conditions. The system can maneuver an unlimited number of vehicles accurately even in confined spaces and crowded areas along with other factory traffic.

Vehicle remote control

There are several use cases where a vehicle or a fleet of vehicles need to be monitored, controlled or even driven remotely. Unikie has developed a dedicated Control Hub product to meet the requirements of Remote Control. It can utilize either existing maps, or dynamic maps created by the vehicles even operate without any maps.

Control Hub is ISO Standard compatibility, offering secure vehicle control and trajectory planning and even remote driving.

Dynamic safety zones

Adding safety is one of the main goals in most AD/ADAS systems. Collision Avoidance and Emergency Stop are fundamental building blocks of any safety feature set. By utilizing our Situational Awareness components and these safety features, we can build dynamic safety zones either to stationary areas or around moving vehicles.

Customizable Dynamic Safety Zone can either make local or remote alarms or even cancel all operations when unwanted and hazardous behavior is detected in the safety zone area.

Driver monitoring system

Driver Monitoring System (DMS) brings safety functionality to all vehicles improving safety. Unikie’s DMS monitors the driver‘s behavior and alerts in situations where deficiencies in driver activity are detected. 

By studying a person’s eye, face and head movements, our AI enabled algorithms can draw conclusions about a person’s alertness, attention and focus.

WHY USE UNIKIE AS A TECHNOLOGY PROVIDER FOR AD / ADAS?

  • Through automation and autonomous driving we can reduce the need for workforce and add security
  • Partner with a clear commitment for automated driving on business grounds in accordance with business, technology and system specifications
  • Broad management and technology experience from automotive, software and hardware development to project and business development
  • Specific and deep knowhow of High Definition maps and models, ADAS software and systems and cloud-based IT systems
  • Experienced team with deep market and technology knowledge in Automotive and Tech industry
  • Awarded project management and Scrum experienced professionals
  • Flexible and focused engagement, loyalty and punctuality
  • Cost efficient and effective resources
  • Dedicated team, ready to stay and ready for expansion
  • Deep knowhow of 5G networks through our Telecom sector professionals and cooperations

suitable for different industries

Unikie Intelligent Machines Solutions
  • Forest
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Harbour
  • Marine
  • Logistics
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Automotive
  • Security

OTHER INDUSTRIES

Do you have ideas for using our solutions on your industry? Contact us for more information.

Sales persons

Vesa Kiviranta
Chief Business Officer, Automotive
+358 45 872 3421
vesa.kiviranta@unikie.com
Karl Klein
General Manager
Germany
+49 171 624 0476
karl.klein@unikie.com
Petri Talala
VP & General Manager
Northern America
+1 408 888 8927
petri.talala@unikie.com
Jussi Mäntynen
General Manager
Northern America and Middle East
+1 669 207 9954
jussi.mantynen@unikie.com
Niclas Österling
Sales Director
Sweden
+46 72 566 31 11
niclas.oesterling@unikie.com
Jussi-Pekka Peltonen
Sales Director
+358 45 672 7257
jussi-pekka.peltonen@unikie.com
Lauri Kolari
Sales Director
+358 40 824 7634
lauri.kolari@unikie.com

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