Can Automated Vehicles "See" in Minnesota? Ambient Particle Effects on LiDAR


Will Northrop, Lu Zhan, Shawn Haag, Darrick Zarling

August 2022

Report no. MnDOT 2022-03

This project will use a combination of laboratory experimentation and road demonstrations to better understand the reduction of LiDAR signal and object detection capability under adverse weather conditions found in Minnesota. It will also lead to concepts to improve LiDAR systems to adapt to such conditions through better signal processing image recognition software.

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