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Sensible 4 Pioneers Software Solutions for Autonomous Driving Under Real-Life and Difficult Weather Conditions

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Panasonic Industry and Sensible 4 announce research and testing collaboration with new IMU for full self-driving vehicle softwareBased in Espoo, Finland — and backed up by experience with harsh weather — Sensible 4 pioneers software solutions for autonomous driving under real-life and difficult weather conditions.

Eager to take self-driving reliability and accuracy to the next level, Sensible 4 and Panasonic Industry Europe now announced a joint test project levering the synergies between Sensible 4’s proven self-driving software and the benefits of Panasonic Industry’s unrivalled Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU).

To briefly recapitulate: The IMU plays an essential role in the sensor fusion process, which is more or less the fundament for driving autonomy by merging/synchronizing the data with other sensors – such as, for instance, odometry, GNSS, and lidar.

Pioneers Software Solutions for Autonomous Driving - IMU Sensor - Photo Courtesy of Sensible 4
IMU Sensor – Photo Courtesy of Sensible 4

“The IMU is employed to rectify the point cloud and thus impacts the accuracy of lidar data”, explains Fredrik Forssell, Marketing Director from Sensible 4. He continues: “Our software is expected to be ideally flexible and reliable to next-gen sensor hardware – and of course, we are utterly excited to now commence this depth-testing with the 6-axis sensor from Panasonic Industry. We’re proud to work with one of the global leaders in sensor technology for autonomous driving. Only by collaborating with the best will we be able to do the leaps needed to bring autonomous driving to the masses.”

Specialists of both companies shortly will kick off an extensive evaluation period with plenty of tests and analyses.

Sensible 4 Pioneers Software Solutions for Autonomous Driving -Sensible 4 Project Manager Ashish Khatke - Credit Sensible 4
Sensible 4 Project Manager Ashish Khatke – Photo Courtesy of Sensible 4

“This project is a special one to all of us”, says Ryosuke Toda from Product Marketing at Panasonic Industry in Munich and comments: “We are deeply interested in sending out our new sensor to this freezing baptism by fire to Finland and learn more on its readiness to contribute to that new level of mobility that we all eagerly waiting for.”

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