Following intensive research and development work, ZKW presents "Project Dragonfly" for autonomous driving, which was developed in cooperation with partner companies. As part of this concept, the lighting systems specialist has built a demo vehicle in a number of expansion stages, integrating sensors and cameras in headlights and thereby enabling automated driving functions. Since June, the first test drives have been completed on four approved routes in Austria. "The aim of Project Dragonfly is to promote autonomous driving using an electronic all-round view," explains Stefan Weißensteiner, the Project Manager of Project Dragonfly at ZKW. "Our new technology will make a decisive contribution to increasing road safety and could already be launched in three to four years," explains Oliver Schubert, CEO of the ZKW Group.
Development Team : C. Bierwipfl, T. Reiter, S. Weißensteiner and R. Klädtke, CTO of ZKW
The headlights are placed strategically to provide a 360° view of the vehicle using sensor systems. This is much like a dragonfly, whose gaze also covers 360°.