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

Principal Investigator(s):

Will Northrop, Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Project summary:

This project used 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.

Project details:

  • Project number: 2020028
  • Start date: 02/2020
  • Project status: Completed
  • Research area: Transportation Safety and Traffic Flow
  • Topics: Connected and automated vehicles