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Localization Fundamentals for Highly Automated Driving

Read more about how to combine different localization approaches to increase reliability and availability of localization – especially in challenging situations such as in inner city environments.

Today’s cars are driving more and more automated. One of the main challenges involved in the system development from SAE level 3 is high-precision localization in real time, based on different sensor systems. Only if the vehicle knows its exact position, it can perform any motion-planning or perception task and drive safely on the road.

The requirements for localization systems are manifold, like real-time capability, accuracy, availability, scalability and many more. To fulfill those requirements, new localization approaches are required as an enabler for highly automated or autonomous driving. The whitepaper gives an overview and shows how to combine different approaches to increase reliability and availability of localization – especially in challenging situations such as in inner-city environments.

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