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OxTS provides HORIBA MIRA with indoor positioning solution for UK’s first automated valet parking test facility

Company News March 31, 2021

OxTS provides HORIBA MIRA with indoor positioning solution for UK’s first automated valet parking test facility.

On 30 March 2021, OxTS delivered its first indoor positioning solution on the second level of HORIBA MIRA’s new ASSURED CAV Parking facility; a first-of-its-kind, purpose-built multistorey car park for the development and testing of automated valet parking (AVP) and other ADAS systems, such as park assist.

The custom-developed solution meets HORIBA MIRA’s requirements of ≤ 5 cm position accuracy, and ≤/= 1° heading accuracy, up to speeds of at least 30 kph; ideal for parking scenarios which involve low speed manoeuvres with small vehicle-to-target distances. The solution also enables safe and repeatable path following through the use of AB Dynamics driving robots.

To achieve these outcomes, OxTS has introduced ultra-wideband (UWB), from technology partner Pozyx, as an aiding source for the RT3000 v3.  “The result is a solution that assures the necessary safety, accuracy and repeatability to begin validating AVP and ADAS systems with confidence,” explains Ashley Patton, Lead CAV Test Engineer at HORIBA MIRA.

Indoor parking facility
HORIBA MIRA’s ASSURED CAV Parking facility; a first-of-its-kind, purpose-built multistorey car park for the development and testing of automated valet parking (AVP) and other ADAS systems, such as park assist.

For OxTS, this project represents a significant milestone. As OxTS’ Senior Business Manager, Simon Thompson, explains, “Providing a technologically and commercially viable indoor positioning solution is the largest engineering challenge OxTS has tackled in its recent history. Our R&D efforts have long told us that the UWB-aided solution had potential to open up the indoors to the automotive testing industry, and this was a fantastic opportunity to prove it, and refine it”.

Development is now underway to extend the solution’s capability to include inside-outside and floor-to-floor transitions.

Find out more about ASSURED CAV at HORIBA MIRA and speak to OxTS about your own indoor positioning requirements.

On-demand webinar:

‘Taking testing indoors’
with OxTS and HORIBA MIRA

Join OxTS and HORIBA MIRA for a discussion and Q&A focussed on the new indoor positioning solution at the ASSURED CAV Parking facility; a first-of-its-kind, purpose-built multistorey car park.

Case study: HORIBA MIRA

Indoor positioning solution for the development of Autonomous Valet Parking (AVP) systems.

Find out the technical detail behind this indoor positioning project; the challenges, the requirements and the solution.

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