Radiolabs was one of the exhibitors at the NAVISP Industry Days at the European Space Research and Technology Centre ESA-ESTEC in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The event focused on the PNT & Mobility, Alternative PNT Technologies, and current PNT Trends gave the opportunity to showcase the P-CAR project funded by ASI under the NAVISP Element 3 program in an international context. P-CAR is developing an accredited laboratory for certified performance assessment of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving applications relying on multi-sensors high integrity/high accuracy PNT solutions according to the recent norms and procedures set for the Cooperative, Connected, and Automated Mobility (CCAM).

P-CAR has been designed to manage independent testing facilities with a modular cloud-based architecture based on virtual simulations in real operational scenarios, emulations with hardware-in-the-loop and field-tests. The goal is a geo-distributed validation platform accessible to OEMs, Tier-1s industries, and manufacturers of PNT devices to support the development and certification of the devices since the early design phase. P-CAR is an initiative coherent with the Region Abruzzo industrial policy to foster satellite technologies with important industries and satellite facilities and the automotive production chain which generates €7,5 billion, employing 23,000 people.

The perspective is to exploit the growth potential of the validation and certification capabilities to realize a European infrastructure dedicated to the assessment of automated mobility technologies (press release here) leveraging on the Automotive Innovation Pole (IAM), the Center of Excellence EMERGE and the Radiolabs laboratory.

This 2-days exhibition organised by ESA gave the opportunity to unveil P-CAR to potential users together with the project partners the Centre of Excellence Ex-EMERGE (website here) and INTECS Solutions (website here). The activity was also supported by the Automotive Innovation Pole (website here) and Soluzioni Ingegneria (website here).