Volvo Car Group tests road magnets for accurate positioning of self-driving cars

Autonomous driving is one the topics adressed by CESA 3.0. Here is an example of what OEMs are doing in that field.

Volvo Car Group has completed a research project using magnets in the roadway to help the car determine its position. The research, which has been financed in strategic co-operation with the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket), is a potential key to the implementation of self-driving vehicles.

Why ? Because, reliable and highly accurate positioning is one of the crucial issues in the development of self-driving cars.

While established positioning technologies such as GPS and cameras have limitations in certain conditions, road-integrated magnets remain unaffected by physical obstacles and poor weather conditions.

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