StarLine autonomous car is equipped with the latest hardware that enables locating the car in space, detecting objects and laying driving routes. In order to determine the vehicle location we use the RTK GNSS high-precision satellite receiver, the inertial navigation module, and wheel speed data obtained from the vehicle digital bus. Cameras, lidars, and radars are used to detect static and dynamic objects, including road infrastructure elements. Data received from the equipment is processed by several calculators and controlled by a certified computer.
Nowadays StarLine engineers are working hard to develop a digital model of Russian roads which enables the autonomous car to set the route between the given points and to dynamically modify it if any obstacles arise.
In 2018, StarLine became a participant of the autonomous cars’ trial drive which was held on Novorossiysk — Kerch section of А-290 Federal Russian highway. Later on, there were organized test drives in other 24 Russian cities as well as a large-scale trial drive of StarLine autonomous car from St. Petersburg to Kazan. Most of the route was driven in the automated mode.
In early 2019, StarLine autonomous car successfully passed the qualification stage of the technological competition “Winter city”. In December 2019 during the final tests it showed the best result out of other participants — 50 km in 2 hours 47 minutes.
ScPA StarLine cooperates with most of the world’s leading car manufacturers and fulfills contract orders.
One of the directions of contract manufacturing is the development of a ready-made autonomous solution for logistics operators:
ScPA StarLine is ready to provide the contract development of a training platform for the Russian and foreign universities which are preparing the qualified specialists for the future market of autonomous vehicles. Such a platform helps the young engineers to be focused on the development of autonomous control algorithms. StarLine provides both the platform itself and its integration into the car as well as technical support.