Karsan shared with the public the technical details and technologies of Otonom Atak Electric, the first Level 4 autonomous bus in America and Europe ready for real road conditions.
Autonomous Atak Electric, which can detect its environment without the need for a driver, has many LiDAR sensors located in different parts of the vehicle. In addition, many innovative technologies such as advanced radar technology on the front, high resolution image processing with RGB cameras, extra environmental security thanks to thermal cameras are among the features of Otonom Atak Electric. Autonomous Atak Electric, which can offer all these technologies as Level 4 Autonomous, can act without a driver on a planned route. The vehicle, which can go up to 50 km / h autonomously in all weather conditions, day or night, is made by a bus driver; It carries out all operations such as berthing to stops on the route, managing the getting off-getting-on processes, managing intersections and crossings as well as managing traffic lights without a driver.
Karsan offering age appropriate mobility solutions to transportation needs in the factory located in Turkey, Autonomous Electric technical details of the attack and with the technology was shared with the public. Autonomous Atak Electric, which is the first Level 4 autonomous bus ready for use in real road conditions in America and Europe, was developed by studies on Atak Electric, Karsan's 8 meter class 100 percent electric model. In the project carried out by Karsan R&D, cooperation was made with another Turkish technology company ADASTEC. Level 4 autonomous software developed by ADASTEC has been integrated into the electrical-electronic architecture and electric vehicle software of Atak Electric. Autonomous Atak Electric was built on Atak Electric, which derives its power from 220 kWh batteries developed by BMW and produces a torque of 230 Nm by reaching 2500 kW. Atak Electric's 8,3-meter dimensions, 52-passenger capacity and 300 km range made Otonom Atak Electric a pioneer in its class.
Underlining that Autonomous Atak Electric offers Level 4 autonomy thanks to its drive-by-wire equipment and special software that processes and directs the information in technological sensors, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “
We offer a real autonomous public transportation vehicle to the market that will intervene when necessary and provide data sharing with 3rd party software. With this level, our vehicle can be used with or without a driver on a planned route, either on a campus or on public transport routes in real traffic conditions. Whether day or night, in rainy and snowy weather conditions, it can run on routes at speeds of up to 50 km / h in autonomous driving. With its features, Autonomous Atak Electric will be able to dock at stops on the route, carry out the getting-on-getting-off processes, and will provide the management and management of traffic lights at intersections and crossings. In short, it will minimize the margin of error by making the traffic smarter ”.
"We are working on Autonom Jest, new electrics in the 12-18 meter class are on the way"
Emphasizing that the Atak and Jest Electrics delivered to date have provided Karsan with a serious experience in the field of electric vehicles by traveling over 1 million kilometers in total, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “Atak Electric, which we launched and made ready for mass production in the past period, is a It was an intermediate station. The Otonom Atak Electric, which is in front of you today, is our focus. We have planned it this way from day one. We used our electric vehicles as a stepping stone for autonomous vehicles. We want to start with Atak Electric and move forward. Autonomous Jest Electric is also among our plans. From now on, every product we will put into use will be autonomously prepared. Level 4 will be able to adapt to all of its autonomous features. On the other hand, as Karsan, our investments in electric vehicles continue without slowing down. In a short time, we will bring our new 12 percent electric vehicles of 18 and 100 meters to the roads, ”he said.
"Autonomous transformation will be faster in public transportation"
Karsan CEO Okan Baş continued his words as follows; “As Karsan, we have shared with you for the first time all the developments we have made in this field for about 3 years. Because, it was very important for our country that a domestic brand produced 100 percent electric vehicles and that these vehicles grew ambitiously in the playing field of the world giants. In a short period of about two years, we have sold nearly 30 units of our electric models Jest Electric and Atak Electric in 200 different European cities. Now it's time for Otonom Atak Electric. As a company that produces public transportation vehicles, there is an important reason why we set autonomy as the main route. Unlike passenger cars, public transportation vehicles are vehicles with certain routes. Therefore, unlike passenger cars, the "autonomous transformation" will be much faster for public transport. We believe that autonomy will go 15-20 years ahead for public transport. "
"Will begin use on real route in Michigan"
Stating that the Autonomous Atak Electric is the ideal model to meet the demand in the 8 meter area, Karsan CEO Okan Baş said, “We saw an opportunity in this area in the market and
we did. It is a separate pride that we cooperate with a 100% local company like ADASTEC in this field. Atak was an opportunity for us with its size and features. Currently, there is no other brand in America and Europe that produces Level 4 autonomous vehicles of this size. At this point, we are a first in the world. Autonomous Atak Electric, which we see as an opportunity with its dimensions and features, has attracted a lot of attention since the day it was heard. We received our first order from Romania and will deliver in the coming days. Also, we can get another order from Europe in a short time. On the other hand, our vehicle will be used on the actual route within a university in Michigan, USA, and will begin to transport students inside the campus. Our target market for Otonom Atak Electric is Northern Europe. " used the expressions.
ADASTEC CEO Ali Ufuk Peker said in his statement, “We are proud to break new grounds with Otonom Atak Electric. Thanks to our cooperation with Karsan, flowride. We made our ai autonomous vehicle software platform available to the public transportation industry. With the Autonomous Driving Software we have developed, full-size commercial vehicles operating on certain routes perform their operations completely without driver. Our software platform ensures the continuous and safe operation of the autonomous vehicle fleet in the cloud environment. The mobile applications of our software platform provide passengers and fleet managers with instant access to information about autonomous vehicles. He spoke in the form.
Provides 360 degrees of vision with Autonomous Atak Electric Sensors
Self-moving driverless vehicle technology, one of the most important technologies in Autonomous Atak Electric, can easily perceive the road, traffic situation and environmental conditions without the need for human factors. Thus, the driving systems are controlled by electronic systems without a mechanical link. Autonomous Atak Electric, which has driving assistance systems even further than ADAS features, includes advanced LiDAR sensors. These sensors work effectively at a distance of up to 120 meters, even at the most critical angles, by sending laser beams of light, and enable the detection of surrounding objects in centimeter accuracy. In addition, the radio waves emitted by the radar in the front detect the detection and movement of objects up to 3 meters in all weather conditions.
Thermal cameras make it easy to detect live
Autonomous Atak Electric, which can both measure the distances of objects and identify objects by processing high-resolution images at 6 different points of the vehicle with RGB cameras,
It easily distinguishes between vehicles, pedestrians or other objects. On the other hand, Autonomous Atak Electric, which can detect the temperature changes of living creatures around the vehicle without being affected by light and weather conditions thanks to its thermal cameras and can detect it accordingly, thus providing extra security against pedestrians and other creatures. In Autonomous Atak Electric, the location of the vehicle can be determined precisely and safely thanks to high-resolution maps, GNSS, accelerometer and LiDAR sensors that transmit high-precision position information.