DENSE - aDverse wEather eNvironmental Sensing systEm
DENSE seeks to eliminate one of the most pressing problems of automated driving: the inability of current systems to sense its surroundings under all weather conditions. Severe weather – such as snow, heavy rain or fog – have long been viewed as one of the last remaining technical challenges preventing self-driving cars from being brought to the market. This can only be overcome by developing a fully reliable environment perception technology. DENSE will lead to the needed key improvements in sensor technology – resulting in a 24/7 all-weather sensor suite – consequently enhancing the safety of automated driving.