Small-scale Cooperative Vehicle Platform (SCVP):

Test platform for research on connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). We built a fleet of 1/5 & 1/10 scale vehicles equipped with LiDAR, stereo camera, and an on-board NVIDIA Jetson TX2 computer. The SCVP vehicles are able to reach and maneuver at 60mph speed, making them a realistic testbed for CAV applications. I was responsible for hardware design and software implementation, developing the autonomous driving software stack, and mentoring the team.

Project Overview:

SCVP vehicles are equipped with NVIDIA Jetson TX2 AI computers, a ZED Stereo camera, 3D LiDAR, and a long-range Li-Ion battery. The vehicles are able to reach 60mph and perform driving maneuvers such as platooning and lane change at high speed.

The source-code and autonomous driving software stack of this project is publicly available on Github, please feel free to reach out if you need more information or the up-to-date repository.

Cad design for electronic devices, wiring, and 3D-printed parts:


The Completed SCVP Fleet (2017 version showed in the photos):

SCVP equipped with a stereo camera in the front and a 3D LiDAR on top.

Behrad Toghi

Each SCVP carries an NVIDIA Jetson TX2 board and can navigate independently.

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IEEE 802.11 communication allows SCVP vehicles to communicate in an ad-hoc fashion.

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The 1/10 scale SCVP fleet (5 vehicles in total)

Rodolfo Valiente, Rodolfo Valiente, Rodolfo Valiente, Rodolfo Valiente Romero