TAXISAT: A driverless GNSS based taxi application capable of operating cost effectively

Authors: Oihana Otaegui, Olivier Desenfans, Lauriane Plault, Arnaud Lago

Date: 04.06.2013


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Abstract

Although automatic and driverless vehicles do operate nowadays most of these systems are currently guided by railways, fiberglass or magnetic wires. More recently, a few demonstrations have been undertaken in order to demonstrate the capabilities of satellite based navigation systems to clear the roads from such heavy infrastructures. TAXISAT aims at developing a new driverless GNSS based taxi application capable to operate cost effectively, safely and with a high reliability within private circumscribed sites whatever their topographic configurations are. The key innovation features of TAXISAT vehicles consist in its navigation system which take advantage of the EGNOS and GALILEO capabilities themselves augmented through hybridation with COTS inertial sensors, odometers, and SLAM technology. TAXISAT therefore aims at demonstrating a low cost, reliable and secure driverless vehicle hybridizing EDAS, GNSS and visual SLAM technologies improving the integrity, reliability and availability of the unmanned driving services even in case of temporary canyoning or tunnelling. Additionally TAXISAT is not only a software module capable of handling with different nature of sensors but a low cost commercial solution (sensors + SW + mapping) for being used in any unmanned transportation system.

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Although automatic and driverless vehicles do operate nowadays most of these systems are currently guided by railways, fiberglass or magnetic wires. More recently, a few demonstrations have been undertaken in order to demonstrate the capabilities of satellite based navigation systems to clear the roads from such heavy infrastructures. TAXISAT aims at developing a new driverless GNSS based taxi application capable to operate cost effectively, safely and with a high reliability within private circumscribed sites whatever their topographic configurations are. The key innovation features of TAXISAT vehicles consist in its navigation system which take advantage of the EGNOS and GALILEO capabilities themselves augmented through hybridation with COTS inertial sensors, odometers, and SLAM technology. TAXISAT therefore aims at demonstrating a low cost, reliable and secure driverless vehicle hybridizing EDAS, GNSS and visual SLAM technologies improving the integrity, reliability and availability of the unmanned driving services even in case of temporary canyoning or tunnelling. Additionally TAXISAT is not only a software module capable of handling with different nature of sensors but a low cost commercial solution (sensors + SW + mapping) for being used in any unmanned transportation system.


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