‘5D’ perception platform could enable mass autonomous driving by 2025

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Provizio has unveiled its 5D Perception driving platform at this year’s CES in Las Vegas, Nevada where it has provided the first ever live demonstration of the platform, on a Land Rover Defender. The company says it plans to deliver its radar and AI backboned perception stack for every road user by 2025. This mass adoption will be possible through the mass distribution and licensing of Provizio’s 5D Perception technology.

The patented technology developed by Provizio utilizes a five-dimensional perception system that can continually see, track and interpret road conditions and hazards enabling increased vehicular safety and ultimately providing a path to full autonomy. Provizio’s technology beats the resolution of next-gen incumbent radar sensors by more than 30x and range by more than 3x – with no additional hardware.

AI is central to the system, Provizio uses machine-learning algorithms and a suite of in-built 5D Perception radar and vision sensors, continuously learning and processing the environment around the vehicle to identify potential hazards with unprecedented accuracy and speed, slashing response times and delivering interventions which are 30–100x quicker than technology available for use in today’s vehicles.

“Provizio is excited to launch a perception platform that is unprecedented in terms of performance, cost and scalability at the home of ground breaking innovations, CES,” said Barry Lunn, CEO of Provizio. “Our 5D Perception driving platform will make driving safer and in partnership with our Tier 1 and OEM partners deliver the next generation advanced driver assistance systems and a true path to ubiquitous autonomy. This platform will revolutionize safety in the auto and mobility sectors by paving the way for the most advanced safety and autonomous driving systems and we firmly believe, in the near future, it will become as ludicrous to get in a vehicle without a 5D Perception driving platform as it would be without seatbelts today.”

Provizio’s 5D Perception driving platform is backboned by proprietary super-resolution imaging radar. The company says its 5D Perception radar sees the world in a ‘lidar-like 3D point cloud’, and also delivers precise range and velocity of every point. Uniquely, the entire radar backend is built on a GPU which can deliver AI perception on-the-edge (the ‘5th D’ in its 5D Perception solution, according to the company).

As a result, Provizio states that it is able to provide class-leading systems for a fraction of the current cost. The cost associated with current geo-fenced lidar-backed platforms means they remain a niche offering and cannot be mass deployed or affect the driving problem in the near term. Autonomous vehicle systems today can cost upward of US$250,000, affecting mass adoption. Provizio’s proprietary MIMSO radar delivers lidar-like point clouds at 100x lower cost; the company says this provides 500x more resolution than radar on vehicles today.

Due to its high performance and low cost it is already being used in applications beyond traditional automotive such as micromobility, agriculture and mining.

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