This lab is quite diverse. It is comprised of a group of really smart people from all over the world, each with different backgrounds, working in a friendly and welcoming environment. Being part of it has been such an enriching experience.
Waterloo Autonomoose team delivers a successful autonomous car demonstration at CES 2017
GSD Lab members (from Autonomoose Team) were involved in the successful Renesas autonomous car demonstration at CES 2017.
- Renesas provided the Lincoln MKZ car and their computing hardware (RDrive and R-Car chips).
- Autonomoose Team created the autonomy stack software.
- BlackBerry QNX AVIC provided the QNX real-time operating system.
The demonstration ran every 15 minutes for four straight days (Jan 05-08) for approx. 9 hours per day. The car was driving a few scenarios on a closed loop track on CES parking lot, including interaction with another car via V2V radio, interaction with a traffic light via V2I radio, handling stop sign and yielding to oncoming traffic. The implementation featured tripple hardware redundancy for control and the demo showcased fail-operation after simulated failure of one control node (node went silent) as well as fail-operation after a simulated cyber security attack which injected spurious control messages.
- Autoline interview and footage: "Developing the Hack-Proof Autonomous Car – CES 2017"
- Waterloo Engineering News: "Researchers showcase autonomous car in Las Vegas"
- Waterloo News: "Waterloo researchers help launch and demonstrate new autonomous vehicle"
- CDN: University of Waterloo behind the wheel of CES 2017’s self-driving car
- QNX Video: "BlackBerry QNX Autonomous Prototype Vehicle"