Martti – a self-driving car from Finland designed for icy snow-covered roads
Built on a Volkswagen Touareg, it’s equipped with a variety of antennas, sensors, cameras, and laser scanners. Most autonomous vehicles rely on Lidar, or Light Detection and Ranging, which doesn’t work very well in snowy or whiteout conditions. Martti is designed to work even when turbulent snow degrades 3D-sensor performance. The team is planning to upgrade the optical components and increase the resolution of the radar. Early next year, Martti will also be able to communicate with existing transport infrastructure via communication modules.
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