Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB
Advanced System Technology Branch



Flexible demonstration and development system for testing scalable, autonomous driving functions

QUANJO TDS is a flexible demonstration and development system for testing scalable, autonomous driving functions. Sensor arrangements and algorithms can be tested in a speed range of up to 20 km/h. A special feature of the system is the module-based driving guidance system. Similar to ECU architectures in automobiles, various tasks of localization, environmental perception, track planning and vehicle control are implemented in dedicated ECUs, which are hierarchically connected via bus systems. This enables an extremely precise and robust time response of the vehicle.

The system can be operated remotely as well as semi and fully autonomously. The system is able to drive fully autonomously over long distances and predefined waypoints or to follow certain objects automatically.

Even with a high energy consumption, a hybrid drive system allows long test and trial periods thanks to numerous sensors and computer systems and independent of power supply.

Furthermore, QUANJO TDS has a graphical user interface for mission planning, vehicle monitoring and manual intervention in the system. QUANJO TDS is an efficient land-based robotics system, particularly in the field of safety-relevant monitoring and inspection tasks, due to its easy handling, its hybrid use (direct control vs. autonomous drive) and its long range. The sensor technology equipment can be adapted very flexibly to different end-use scenarios. QUANJO TDS is mainly used to test and demonstrate new technologies. Existing system models allow extensive testing of algorithms before they are used on the vehicle.