NewControl will develop virtualized platforms for vehicle subsystems that are essential to highly automated driving (such as perception, cognition and control), so as to enable mobility-as-a-service for next generation highly automated vehicles. It will provide an industrially calibrated trajectory towards increased user-acceptance of automated control functions, through an approach that is centred on the premise of safety by design.
NewControl will deliver a fail-operational platform for robust, holistic perception through a combination of Lidar, Radar, and sensor fusion. The project will also develop a generalised virtual platform for stable and efficient control of propulsion systems, on top of cost- and power-efficient, high-performance embedded compute-platforms for in-vehicle perception, cognition, and control. Robust approaches for implementing, verifying, and certifying automated control for safety-critical applications will be one of the main results of this ambitious project.
Twelve (12) demonstrators will be built to showcase the project’s findings and their capability to facilitate perception, cognition and control of next generation highly automated vehicles. The developments in NewControl will enable significant cost reduction for essential modules of future automated vehicles. These developments will improve the safety and reliability of automated systems to the levels necessary for mass-market deployment. These innovations will leverage the expertise of industrial (OEMs, Tier-1, Tier-2 and technology providers) and research partners along the complete semiconductor, automotive, and aviation value chains, providing Europe with a competitive edge in a growing market. Importantly, NewControl's innovations will improve the market penetration of safety-centric automation systems, contributing directly to the European goal of zero road fatalities by 2050.