ADAS and Autonomous Driving for heavy machines and vehicles

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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 technology can be used in multiple heavy industry solutions which benefit from autonomous guidance. 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.

Unikie has created ADAS/AD technologies that already meets the requirements for many full automation or autonomous driving operations, like in autonomous parking or in autonomous shuttle buses. 

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

Hardware independent Machine Vision and Machine learning framework

Unikie’s AD/ADAS solutions are based on Unikie AI Vision product, that is sophisticated, hardware independent Machine Vision and Machine learning framework, that enables fast development of various Real-Time applications.

AD/ADAS technologies can be used in various industrial verticals and use cases. 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. Through automation and autonomous driving we can reduce the need for a workforce and add security.

ADAS and autonomous vehicles
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Unikie’s AD/ADAS solutions are based on Unikie AI Vision product, that is sophisticated, hardware independent Machine Vision and Machine learning framework, that enables fast development of various Real-Time applications.

The Automated Logistigs 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.

Unikie’s AD/ADAS solutions are based on our AI Vision framework where most of the fundamental data processing is happening. On top of that, we have built various ADAS features and even capability to fully autonomous operations.

Unikie AI Vision is a highly customizable sensor agnostic framework processing data from LiDARs, cameras, radars, GPS, and other sensors through open API’s. Many functions require successful sensor fusion of various data sources in order to produce robust and accurate conclusions. For example Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) can utilize data from Lidar, Radar, IMU and car data, like steering wheel angle. Also best object detection accuracy is achieved with Lidar-Camera sensor fusion.

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.

Some 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.

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

FULLY AUTONOMOUS OPERATIONS

Automotive industry is aiming for global solutions of fully autonomous vehicles, but the fact is that the endless amount of variations makes it very challenging to achieve. However, full autonomy or fully automated operations are realistic and possible to achieve already now.

Unikie has solutions for both
Autonomous Driving Zones and Autonomous Driving Operations in public roads, as long as environment and mission has realistically limited.

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 eithermake 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 road 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.

Benefits of UNIKIE ADAS/AD

  • Autonomous guidance can be used in agriculture to direct the knowledge and manpower to managing instead of hands-on activities.
  • Operation of heavy machinery on mining areas through automation reduces the need for workforce and adds security.
  • Through automation and autonomous driving we can reduce the need for a workforce and add security.
  • Partner with a clear commitment for automated driving on business grounds and according to business, technology and systems
  • Broad management and technology experience from automotive, software and hardware development to project and business development
  • Specific and deep knowhow of High Denifition maps and models, ADAS software and systems and cloud-based IT systems
  • Experienced team with deep market and technology knowledge in Automotive parking and Tech industry
  • Awarded project management and Scrum experienced professionals
  • Flexible and focused engagement, loyally and to the point
  • Cost efficient and most effective resources
  • Dedicated team, ready to stay and ready for expansion
  • Deep knowhow of 5G networks through our Telecom sector professionals and cooperations

TISAX3 CERTIFIED

Unikie is certified to TISAX3 level, which means that Unikie’s operations meet the highest security standards set by the European automotive industry.

The criteria defined for the TISAX assessment level 3 concern companies that process highly sensitive product development information of their business partners.

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
SVP, International Sales
+358 45 872 3421
vesa.kiviranta@unikie.com
Niko Haatainen
Head of Presales
+358 40 728 5757
niko.haatainen@unikie.com
Karl Klein
General Manager
Germany
+49 171 624 0476
karl.klein@unikie.com
Jussi Mäntynen
General Manager
Northern America and Middle East
+1 669 207 9954
jussi.mantynen@unikie.com
Petri Talala
VP & General Manager
Northern America
+1 408 888 8927
petri.talala@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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