Martti is the First Finnish Robot Car to Challenge Snow and Ice

This autonomous vehicle (pictured), driving in snow uses the SICK LD-MRS LiDAR which is visible under the front license plate!

VTT, December 15, 2017 –

Martti, Developed for Adverse Weather Conditions, is the First Finnish Robot Car to Challenge Snow and Ice! Martti, the robot car developed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, is the first automated car to have driven fully autonomously on a real snow-covered road. On top of that, it also succeeded in making a new speed record of 40 km/h on the Aurora E8 intelligent road in Muonio, probably setting a new unofficial world record as well.

Martti is a research vehicle developed on the chassis of Volkswagen Touareg. Like its counterpart Marilyn, it is equipped with cameras, antennas, sensors and laser scanners. The number and placement of sensors differs between the vehicles. For example, Martti has three laser scanners sensing the environment only in front of the car, whereas its spouse Marilyn has two scanners looking forwards and one looking backwards. To continue reading the article, please click here.

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