At the beginning of November, developers from FrostBit Software Lab (Lapland University of Applied Sciences) went on a one-week data collection trip to the CARISSMA outdoor test facility in Ingolstadt, Germany.
FrostBit is leading the development of the environment Digital Twins in the third work package of ROADVIEW. Together with Synthetic Data Solutions (SDS), FrostBit aims to create digital twins of both controlled and real-world test environments for simulation testing.
At the test facility, the developers collected the required reference data used for building the environment digital twin. Their main task was to develop a highly accurate 3D point cloud of the area that works as the main reference for the digital twin. In addition, the developers also took lots of reference photo and video material and created datasets for the development of photogrammetry assets of targets used in the test facility.
The FrostBit crew also had the opportunity to visit the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt where they were introduced to the campus and its facilities. During the visit, FrostBit was able to get a closer look at the facilities and gain a better understanding of the research being done. Finally, FrostBit developers tested an autonomous driving simulation platform which demonstrated the various levels of autonomous driving.
The environment digital twins are planned to be completed early next year 2023. After that, FrostBit will assist in integrating the digital twins into the simulation engines used in ROADVIEW. FrostBit will also keep working on improving the digital twins and supporting the simulation testing.
The Ingolstadt trip has been a great start of the project!