Sensor software library supports multiple dynamic objects

Sensor fusion specialist, Baselabs, has released the latest version of its modular, ISO 26262-certified software library for the development of data fusion systems for automated driving functions. Baselabs Create Embedded 8 supports distinct models for different types of dynamic objects in its software development kit (SDK). 

Developers of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) control units can obtain, for example, a constant velocity model for pedestrians and a constant curvature model for vehicles. If an object is not yet assigned to a class, for example during initialisation, multiple hypotheses with different models can be created. Multiple-model support increases the reliability of predicting movements of different object classes, claimed Baselabs. As a result, the measurement association and the overall performance of sensor fusion are significantly improved.

The Baselabs Create Embedded data fusion library provides sensor fusion algorithms for combining data from radar, camera, and lidar sensors. Developers can configure the data fusion of sensors from a range of manufacturers with graphical support and generate a consistent object list of the vehicle environment. This list serves as an input for downstream algorithms and ADAS functions. 

The library offers self-contained C code for engine control units (ECUs) such as Infineon Aurix or Arm Cortex, for example, and is safety-certified to ASIL B. 

The height models can be pre-set and there is also the option to use categorical values to better separate objects that are close to each other.

The software reduces maintenance and allows teams to focus on other design areas, said Robin Schubert, CEO of Baselabs. “By licensing the library, development teams can focus on designing differentiating features and reduce time-to-market for their applications. Maintenance efforts for in-house developed software are eliminated.”

Baselabs provides software products to make the development of sensor fusion efficient and scalable. It is partner for automotive manufacturers and suppliers worldwide. The company was founded in 2012 and is in shared ownership by its four founders and Vector Informatik and is thus strategically independent of any OEM, Tier 1, or sensor supplier in the market

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