In Budii, two Ibeo laser scanners are integrated within a driving assistance system, one in the front of the vehicle, and one on the roof. The laser scanners observe the vehicle’s environment, detecting other vehicles, motorcycles, pedestrians, and static features such as trees, slopes, potholes, etc. Based on the observed objects, a map of the environment is created, including relevant data for all classified objects.
Additionally, the laser scanner data is fused with information from a Kappa camera for a real-time 3-D view, with the scanners providing 3-D depth information. The camera provides image data and color information. A periscope adaptor ensures optimum positioning of the camera on the vehicle. All static and dynamic environmental information is mapped and displayed graphically. This allows the Budii system to be used in off-road applications for obstacle identification to output driver warning messages or to trigger automatic obstacle avoidance manoevers.