The Autonomoose is a Lincoln MKZ hybrid that has been equipped with a full suite of radar, sonar, lidar, inertial, and vision sensors. Based on SAE International standards for automotive driving, the Autonomoose vehicle has powerful embedded computers in order to run a complete autonomous driving system. Researchers are currently working on custom autonomy software.
Specific Autonmoose projects include:
- Improving self-driving in all whether conditions that are specific to Canada.
- Simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) in all weather conditions.
- Autonomous maneuvering under extreme conditions.
- Optimize self-driving for fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.
- Power-management controllers for autonomous driving.
- Provide methods to design safe, robust, computer-based controls for self-driving vehicles.
- Feature-oriented engineering (FOE).
- Runtime monitoring and reconfiguration infrastructure for autonomous driving.
- Fault-tolerant electric/electronic (E/E) architectures for autonomous vehicles.
- Functional safety for software and components of autonomous vehicle systems.