Brodmann17 to test perception system software at Peachtree Corners

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Peachtree Corners, home to Curiosity Lab, one of the USA’s first real-world smart city environments powered by connected infrastructure and 5G, says that Brodmann17 has become the first company to add its technology to the lab’s Level 3 autonomous test vehicle. It will use the test car to prove out its software-only perception technology for assisted driving in real-world conditions.

“We’re proud to be one of the first innovators to have added our technology to Peachtree Corners’ and Curiosity Lab’s autonomous technology development vehicle, leveraging the open platform to demonstrate advanced driver assistance solutions (ADAS) in conditions that can’t be replicated in a closed environment,” said Adi Pinhas, CEO of Brodmann17.

“We look forward to working alongside other technology developers and the city to generate invaluable data – ultimately helping us to make critical decisions. Overall, we appreciate the partnership with a leading smart city, which also serves as another launching point for our technology into North America.”

The company’s proprietary technology is based on deep learning neural networks, utilizing commodity automotive-grade, low-power processors for edge computing to provide accurate detection and alerts from forward collisions, and time-to-collision (TTC) distances from other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and lane departures.

The system installed into Curiosity Lab’s Ford Edge autonomous test platform consists of an automotive-grade camera mounted to the inside of the vehicle’s windshield, which is connected to an ADAS processor unit and a small tablet to visually display how the system detects vehicles, pedestrians, lanes, traffic signs and other potential hazards to motorists.

“We are delighted to welcome Brodmann17 to Peachtree Corners and Curiosity Lab, where the company is joining a phenomenal group of international companies that can collaborate on moving forward driver assistance and autonomous technologies in a living laboratory environment,” said Brandon Branham, chief technology officer and assistant city manager of Peachtree Corners.

“Our environment is unique in that their engineering teams now have the advantage of being able to detect real vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists and other everyday obstacles as they further develop ADAS solutions for passenger and fleet vehicles. This is one of the best examples of how Curiosity Lab can help companies determine when their technologies are ready to scale.”

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