Project Code: 16043
Project Title: Automotive Lidar Collision-Avoidance System
Project Type: Industry
Project Intellectual Property: Company Controlled
Project Citizenship Restriction: No
Sponsor Company: Texas Instruments
Description: The goal of this project is to design and implement a real-time lidar-based collision-avoidance system. The system has been tested using a remotely operated car. If the operator attempts to crash the car, the system detects an oncoming collision and forces the car to brake to avoid the collision. The design consists of optical components for the lidar system, a Texas Instruments Hercules microcontroller, time-to-digital converter to record laser time of flight, and a Hall effect sensor to measure wheel speed. The system determines the velocity of the car and the distance to the oncoming object and calculates the braking required. A tablet-based application shows system status in real time via head-up display; the system is scalable for real-world application.