Vision supported truck docking assistant

Automotive

VISTA stands for VIsion Supported Truck docking Assistant. The aim of VISTA is to develop a system that supports truck drivers while maneuvering their vehicle towards dock doors. Track32 is the computer vision partner in the VISTA project

Our algorithm determines at cm level how a truck is positioned, at any time during the docking process. This is needed by a different algorithm that provides steering advice to the driver. The challenge is to do this in such a way that the system is not relying on devices aboard the truck but solely on sensors installed at the docking site. By using 3D vision sensors and state-of-the-art algorithms, we digitally reconstruct the docking area, including obstacles and 3D truck shapes.

VISTA is an Interreg V-A project, co-financed by the European Union via the INTERREG Deutschland-Nederland programme, the Miniserium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitalisierung und Energie of Nordrhein-Westfalen and the Province of Gelderland. VISTA partners are: Bricklog Deutschland GmbH & Co KG, Coduct GmbH, HAN (Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen), Hochschule Rhein-Waal, intoEU, ICR3ATE Digital Makers Lab B.V., Track32, V-Tron GmbH, and various logistics forwarders and distribution center owners. More information can be found on www.vistaproject.eu