Valeo Drive4U Locate is an affordable, precise and robust localization and mapping solution for Automated Driving developed by Valeo. This solution enables centimetric accuracy in poor and denied GPS conditions, it is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications, in urban and highway scenarios, including large scale areas and is compatible with existing HD Maps (e.g. HERE, TomTom).

Localization,Signal processing,Data fusion,ADAS,Robotics

DRIVE4U LOCATE BY VALEO


 

The complete solution allows any vehicle equipped with at least one laser scanner (e.g. Valeo SCALA Lidar) to build a 3D map of its environment and localize itself accurately using Valeo proprietary SLAM. It also allows to maintain an up-to-date localization map by crowd-sourcing.

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Valeo SCALA LIDAR

   

The robustness of this solution has been validated in adverse weather conditions (heavy rain, snow), country roads, urban crowded environment, tunnels and highways using automotive grade production sensors in different countries (France, USA, Germany, Japan). 

 

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VALEO Drive4U Locate Workflow
 

 

A part of this solution is now available in RTmaps for rapid prototyping (PC Windows/Linux) and rapid embedding (NVIDIA embedded boards), and provides the following capabilities:

  • Point cloud localization:
    • Point cloud motion classification
    • Map matching using Particle Filter (PF)
    • Pose estimation using Extended Kalman Filter (EKF)

Additional standalone modules complete this solution with the following capabilities:

  • Point cloud mapping
    • Offline global mapping
    • Online local mapping
  • Point cloud live map update
    • Upload/download
    • Map merging

SCREENSHOT AND VIDEO


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DRIVE 4 U LOCATE VIDEO DEMO



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