AWARD at IEEE International Conference on Measurement Technology (I2MTC 2024), in Glasgow

Dr. Markus Pichler-Scheder of LCM, a key partner in the AWARD project, recently illuminated the IEEE International Conference on Measurement Technology (I2MTC 2024) in Glasgow with a presentation on groundbreaking localization strategies for autonomous transport vehicles. His talk centered on an advanced ultrawideband (UWB) localization system developed within the AWARD-H2020 framework, significantly enhancing the accuracy of position estimation for autonomous vehicles at logistics hubs.

This innovative UWB system, tested at the DB Schenker site, counters the limitations faced by traditional satellite navigation in adverse weather and obstructed environments. Dr. Pichler-Scheder discussed how the integration of an Extended Kalman Filter (EKF) and a vehicle motion model into the system refines the estimation of a vehicle’s 2D pose, including its position and orientation. The results from this approach show a notable improvement in accuracy, promising to revolutionize the precision with which autonomous vehicles operate in complex logistical settings.

This presentation not only showcases the strides made in autonomous vehicle technology but also reinforces the critical role of precise measurement and localization in enhancing operational efficiencies in the transport and logistics sector.

You can download the presentations for free from the AWARD website: AWARD H2020 – Presentations ( 

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