VSI Labs & HERE
VSI Labs is a leading technology researcher for companies that develop systems or components used in ADAS and automated driving applications. In June of 2018, HERE Technologies became a sponsor of VSI’s research vehicle. HERE sought to have their high definition (HD) maps integrated into VSI’s Ford Fusion research vehicle to test various driving applications. They were also looking to grow the reach of their brand through vehicle press opportunities.
Most L2 solutions available today perform lanekeeping using cameras to detect roads’ lane lines. This can be problematic considering these systems are totally dependent on the presence and visibility of lane markings. Using a lane model from an HD map can solve these common issues, with the maps acting as “virtual infrastructure” enabling the automated vehicle to know exactly where lane boundaries and centerlines are located even if they are covered in snow.