OFFICIAL VIDEO RELEASE
Roadshow#1 – Connected Automated Driving in Adverse Weather Conditions
On February 1st 2023 – in a freezing yet breathtaking extreme environment above the Arctic Circle in Muonio, Lapland (Finland) – the Hi-Drive project launched its series of planned roadshow demonstrations. All participants had the unique opportunity to experience firsthand the challenges of Automated Driving in adverse Arctic weather conditions on board fully equipped research vehicles. With the VTT research scientists and hosts at the helm of the experience, no question remained unanswered on the specific work and trials conducted here towards further extending the ODD of Automated Driving.
The specific “Rural Chauffeur” scenario developed in collaboration with Bosch, showcased Enabler Technologies relying on the vehicle’s internet and mobile network connectivity (4G/5G) allowing for the integration of cloud based ‘HotSpot MapCloud’ software and ‘Landmark Signature Recognition Maps’ that use artificial landmarks when lane markings are not visible.
Among other highlights were free driving on rural (two-lane) roads without lane markings and in urban areas at up to 50 km/h on a defined public testing road in nearby Muonio and border crossing into Sweden.