Objective Software joins Smart Road Project in Turin

Objective Software joins Smart Road Project in Turin

Turin is paving the way to become a smart city, and Objective Software, part of the Luxoft Group, is proud to bring all its expertise to take part to the upcoming road revolution. On Friday, January 18, a delegation of the Italian branch of the company met Paola Pisano, deputy major for Innovation and Smart City at the City of Turin, and signed the memorandum of understanding of the Smart Road Project.

The experimentation of connected vehicles on Italian public roads was made possible by the Smart Road Decree of April 2018, which aims to achieve an improvement of the national road networks through its gradual digital transformation. For more information, check out the official decree online.

The formal step of this morning officialises the beginning of testing activities of Objective Software’s autonomous and connected driving technology on the streets of Turin.

Infrastructure-based autonomous driving

Infrastructure-based autonomous Driving

Team: 7 people;
Start: October 2017;
Duration: ongoing;
Technologies: C++, Python, JavaScript

Curiosity: Internal product-oriented R&D project that aims to explore current business areas for Objective. Close collaboration with major OEMs and universities has been initiated for this purpose.

The first fully autonomous cars will be expensive, very expensive. A glance at the Tesla models shows us that the cheapest vehicle of the fleet still costs $49,000. And for good reason: the technology within a self-driving car is costly. We’re talking high-definition cameras, radars, and LiDAR-sensors as well as communication devices which let the cars interact with their surroundings. However, when you take the sensors from the car and bring them to its surroundings, the infrastructure acts as the eyes and ears of the vehicle – efficient, cost-effective and timesaving.
Objective Software is working on a solution that puts the technology in the infrastructure of any area –production plants, airports, warehouses, parking decks and much more – and is able to steer any vehicle to its desired location. The sensors in the vehicle’s environment take care of localization; the path planning and mapping happen in the cloud. The cloud then also steers the car to its destined location.
In an enterprise setting, infrastructure-based autonomous driving not only makes sense economically and technologically, but it is also feasible today. By equipping our environment with smart technology step by step, we will be able to put the pieces together and finally form the connected world of the future.

Clemens Dannheim talks Artificial Intelligence in Deutschlandfunk podcast

„We need to catch up“ Objective-CEO Clemens Dannheim talks Artificial Intelligence in Deutschlandfunk podcast

Germany as a nation needs to invest more resources in artificial intelligence – that, at least, is a demand of the German government. However, many researchers find that requirement quite vague and there’s a lot of talking past each other. The podcast “Computer und Kommunikation” (English: “Computer and Communication”) analyzes the status quo – with the help of .objective CEO Clemens Dannheim. (more…)