The Cavonix Hardware Stack consists of several elements used to control the vehicle in a safe and controlled manner.
At the bottom level, our SIL-certified controller manages every move of the brakes, doors, throttle, and steering. This then communicates to our autonomous control system that uses a combination of powerful computers and digital signal processors.
Other hardware elements form part of the perception stack used to create an awareness of the vehicle’s surroundings. Together all of these elements allow the vehicle to drive fully autonomously in a controlled environment.
Our Artificial Intelligence system can identify foreign objects in the path of the vehicle.
High resolution cameras complete the picture. We use these in conjunction with AI algorithms to classify nearby objects and predict their movements.
Real-time 4D RADAR data detects hundreds of objects and calculates their relative velocities to foresee potential collisions way in advance.
Virtual Test & Build Safety
With our design philosophy of using the right technology in the right place we incorporate layers of safety into our designs. This means low level ISO certified hardware talking to the safety critical systems with multiple layers of machine monitoring to ensure a safe and robust system at all times.
If objects are detected in the path of a vehicle, CAVSense can make decisions about how to avoid a collision. It can either bring the vehicle to a halt or it can calculate a new route around the object.
This is done whilst obeying strict rules to ensure vehicles make safe decisions. CAVSense also uses geofencing to ensure that if a vehicle deviates off the path it is spotted instantly and the necessary corrections are made.
The Cavonix video processing system uses Ethernet HD cameras to detect and classify objects such as other vehicles and pedestrians.
Detected objects can be tracked and from the tracking data, we can determine their direction of movement. This informs decision-making at junctions and collision avoidance.
CAV Hardware Features
CAVDaq is a powerful and flexible data acquisition board that has been designed with multi-purpose versatility to standalone.
CAVDaq works seamlessly with CAVLab by translating analogue and discrete signals into digital data from the world around us, allowing us to display, store and analyse all content, working in tandem with a computer.
Using CAVDaq, we can connect to a vast range of sensors, GPS systems, 4G and 5G radio telemetry and CAN bus devices.
CAVSense uses a combination of sensors to provide the full picture:
AI identifies foreign objects in the path of the vehicle; GPS is essential for determining the location of autonomous vehicles; 4D RADAR detects hundreds of objects and calculates their relative velocities, and HD Cameras are used in conjunction with AI algorithms to classify nearby objects and predict their movements.
The CAVGPS technology is an in-house developed hardware that provides accurate, reliable GPS, essential in determining the location of autonomous vehicles.
The CAVGPS receiver can be retrofitted to our CAVDAQ board, providing a low-cost RTK (Real-Time Kinematics) GPS system with positioning accurate to 1cm. This can be NTRIP (using 5G connection) or radio-based connectivity for areas up to 10km radius and this allows us to have finite control over the autonomous systems.
Our DNA comes from a background in Robotics developing robotics control software for companies all over the world.
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Our software is second to none, our exclusive CAVTech systems are tried and tested to provide you with the most efficient technologies.