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For the Gasgoo Awards 2022, Drop’nGo and 4D millimeter-wave radar from Zongmu Technology have applied for the Top 100 Players of China’s New Automotive Supply Chain.
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1) Product: Drop’nGo
Drop’nGo helps users realize the functions of autonomous valet parking, connection and remote monitoring in office, home, large supermarkets, airports and other parking scenarios. When users get off the car in the parking lot, Drop’nGo performs perception, real-time positioning and scanning of environmental information, and autonomous cruises to parking space or pick-up point to meet the users’last-kilometer parking needs. The Drop’nGo project is based on a unified software architecture and map architecture, which creates a unified parking experience and reverse car search service for users with L0-L4 parking functions, and provides users with simple and intelligent experience of “Drop off, and go away”.
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Drop’nGo software platform is based on Zongmu’s new generation of software architecture and technical solutions which creates a cross model and L0-L4 parking platform (AVM, APA, HPP, AVP), a cross hardware platform (small computing power – large computing Force ) and a plug-and-play software middle platform for sensors, and serves multi-model projects in the form of software productization. Through the data engine, crowdsourcing map and other technologies, scenes can be continuously optimized and iterated to create a complete closed loop of user experience.
Drop’nGo helps users realize the functions of autonomous valet parking, connection and remote monitoring in office, home, large supermarkets, airports and other parking lot scenarios.
In addition to helping users solve difficult parking problems, Drop’nGo improves the parking experience. It is also committed to creating a new type of smart parking lot travel lifestyle. Unified the management of city’s road parking figures. Drop’nGo can also provide urban traffic intelligent research and judgment services to government with information technologies such as the Internet of Things, cloud computing, data mining, decision analysis etc, and open up traffic data for intelligent driving.
2) Product: 4D millimeter-wave radar
Zongmu Technology’s first-generation short-range 4D millimeter-wave radar (hereinafter referred to as ZM-SDR1) is the world’s first dual-mode 4D millimeter-wave radar compatible with high-speed ADAS applications and low-speed parking applications which can provide users with ADAS functions such as BSD, LCA, FCTA, RCTA, RCW, DOW, etc. and escort all levels of automatic driving systems (Level 1-5). After two years of careful polishing, the ZM-SDR1 radar has been fully verified in terms of market scarcity, technological leadership, engineering applicability, and manufacturability. Now, the ZM-SDR1 radar has entered the stage of mass production. The designated customers include Jinkang, Meituan, JAC, etc and the total shipment is expected to exceed 0.4 million this year.
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At present, the automotive millimeter-wave radar market is still monopolized by international component suppliers. However, the focus of these international suppliers is mainly in the field of high-speed ADAS, which cannot meet the needs of low-speed application scenarios. With the increasing maturity of autonomous driving technology, especially the rapid popularization of intelligent parking products, the market urgently needs a millimeter-wave radar that can be compatible with both high-speed ADAS and low-speed parking scenarios. Special optimizations have been made for high-speed ADAS scenarios (urban/town structured roads) and low-speed parking scenarios (underground/surface parking lots, parks, etc.), which can perfectly meet the application requirements of autonomous driving. In addition, the ZM-SDR1 is committed to providing low-cost, all-day, high-reliability environment perception solutions. In summary, the ZM-SDR1 radar is the only radar product that can meet high-speed ADAS applications and low-speed parking applications.
From the perspective of product demand, ZM-SDR1 adopts dual-mode design, and further improves the radar for the requirements of applications in high-speed and low-speed scenarios:More point clouds (more than 10,000 points per 4 radars per vehicle) ; better detection capability（≥100m@-45°to45°); Narrower blind spot of detection (≤15cm，better than ultrasonic sensors); larger field of view (FOV≥150°）; higher resolution（Angular resolution≤5°）; Introduce altitude measurement capability (4D point cloud, traditional angle radar has no altimetry capability). The ZM-SDR1 radar was benchmarked with the fifth- generation products of international giants at the beginning of its design.
In addition, the high-density 4D radar point cloud provided by ZM-SDR1 can accurately reconstruct the 3D contour of the scene. The point cloud rendering of ZM-SDR1 is shown in Figure 2. At present, the performance of point cloud can be benchmarked with 8-line lidar, and the cost is only 1/20 of it.
As a dual-mode 4D millimeter-wave radar compatible with high-speed ADAS and low-speed parking applications, ZM-SDR1 can switch between long and short distances through software. When switching to the long-distance mode in driving scenes，ZM-SDR1 can realize both high precision from the perfection of input in the original level of point cloud and lower error in the tracker target level. When switching to the short-distance mode in parking scenes and aiming at the multi-reverse phenomenon caused by environmental factors,ZM-SDR1 deeply polished to suppress the noise and provided a reliable guarantee for the fusion perception algorithm of the parking system.
In response to the continuous improvement of national automobile safety standards ,the development trend of Zongmu millimeter wave radar products is intelligence plus high resolution. With its all-weather work capability and high reliability, millimeter-wave radar will inevitably have huge market demand in the future.