The future of mobility brings driverless vehicles moving in short succession, capable of ensuring the safety of passengers and other road users. An important step in the development of autonomous vehicles are anti-collision systems, which observe their surroundings and identify obstacles using a number of features. The Škoda Group's R&D team has embarked on the development of its own anti-collision solution.
This new anti-collision system creates a virtual tunnel in front of the vehicle, in which it detects all static and dynamic obstacles. If it detects a potential risk situation, it issues alert and activates the emergency brake. The entire environment is monitored by a sensor suite that includes LiDAR, an IMU unit and a camera. The LiDAR is responsible for 3D mapping of the environment within a range of 100-150 metres in both horizontal and vertical fields of view. The IMU unit helps the anti-collision system to be aligned with the road or track profile plus an additional camera provides high resolution 2D images for more details. Škoda Group plans to launch the anticollision system in 2023.