Fusion have demonstrated a driverless ‘pod’ vehicle in Millennium Square, Bristol. The vehicle, commissioned for the Greenwich Gateway project, is built by Westfield in Dudley, West Midlands, and uses Fusion’s ‘CAVstar’ sensing and control system to safely find its way to a chosen destination. The demonstration is organised by the Bristol based Venturer project, and will run until 6th August 2017, with opportunities for members of the public to ride in the pod. Watch the video clip.
The VENTURER consortium, that includes Fusion Processing Ltd, joined leading tech companies and innovators at Venturefest on Friday 3 February to showcase their contribution to smart city living with connected and autonomous vehicles (CAV). Read more at http://www.venturer-cars.com/venturer-helps-showcase-smart-city-living-at-regional-event/
Fusion Processing won 2016’s Automotive Electronics Innovation & Excellence category at the NMI Awards Ceremony held on the 18th November.
In presenting the award, NMI CEO Derek Boyd said: “The impressive content of the applications made choosing a winner tough for the judges. This year’s winners were chosen for impressive awareness of market demand and Team working approach to develop their innovative Fusion Sensing and Control System technology platform used in their CycleEye and TrafficTrak products.”
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The Venturer autonomous vehicle has successfully completed its first set of trials focusing on the ‘handover’ where the control of the car is switched from human driver to the autonomous system. The vehicle is equipped with Fusion sensors and situational awareness system. Read the full story here.
Fusion Processing has won a contract with the Welsh Government to help improve safety for motorcyclists. Fusion will adapt their CycleEye technology so it can be used at junctions to detect motorcycles approaching a junction and warn other motorists of their proximity so as to avoid a collision. Similar to CycleEye, the system combines radar and camera to reliably detect motorcyclists against a backdrop of clutter and other vehicles. Drivers waiting at, or approaching the junction are alerted to the motorcyclist’s proximity and speed via an electronic sign.
See full press release here.
Fusion Processing Ltd will be supplying the collision avoidance and route guidance system to the recently announced Insight vehicle. The project which includes Heathrow Enterprises and Westfield Sportscars aims to take a Heathrow Ultra-pod vehicle and upgrade it with Fusion’s advanced situational awareness system so that it will be capable of fully autonomous driving, without the need for a guideway.
See official Insight press release The Future of Driverless Mobility in the Midlands, and the government press release: www.gov.uk/government/news/driverless-cars-technology-receives-20-million-boost
We are pleased to announce that Fusion Processing among the 2015 NT100 – Nominet Trust’s annual celebration of 100 inspiring tech for good ventures from around the world. These inspiring projects all use digital technology to tackle some of the world’s biggest social problems.
Following a global call for nominations earlier this year Fusion Processing, was selected by ten amazing judging partners from the tech and charity world in recognition of our work.
We hope you will join us in celebrating this achievement, explore the 2015 NT100 here:
9th June 2015: Fusion Processing present CycleEye at VentureFest Bristol. The top six exhibits include both CycleEye and Venturer, for which Fusion is providing the collision avoidance capability.
19th May 2015. Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills visited the Engine Shed today. He watched video clips of CycleEye in action, and observed that CycleEye not only had the potential to become a great business success, but would save many lives.