The pioneering technology utilises a single long-range, high-definition radar sensor to give a detailed 360 degrees picture of a vehicle’s surroundings, allowing it to work alongside conventional systems. It can also be deployed in GPS-denied environments or in harsh conditions not suitable for LiDAR, providing vision while maintaining full pinpoint localisation at all times.
Terran360 is an entirely new offering to the off-road autonomy market, and it combines Navtech’s patented FMCW radar sensor and Oxbotica’s autonomy software platform.
Navtech’s high-resolution radar sensor is able to operate in the harshest conditions – such as in rain, fog, dust, or dirt and in complete darkness. The vibration resistant sensor is designed to be maintenance free for 10 years, helping to reduce disruption to operations with no compromise to precision, reliability, or safety.
Terran360’s output can be fused with other sensor feeds or used as a standalone system and is also able to provide independent and highly accurate vehicle motion. Terran360 operates on any vehicles, from slow moving to speeds of up to 120km/h (75mph) and it is typically accurate to <10cm on any vehicle, in any environment.
This futuristic technology is expected to completely change the market, according to Paul Newman, Founder & CTO at Oxbotica.
“We are delighted to launch Terran360 in collaboration with Navtech,” he said. “We are bringing a game-changing localisation system to market that gives operators and manufacturers a new way to answer the crucial autonomy question of ’Where am I?’ – and one that is unimpeded by environment or place.”
As we reported, this is just the latest project for Oxbotica as the company announced that it has commercially partnered with the Ocado Group to collaborate on hardware and software interfaces for autonomous vehicles, enhancing and integrating Oxbotica’s autonomy software platform into a variety of vehicles.