The PLATON, research is conducted 3D radar sensor technology, which can be evaluated in multiple time windows and spatial expressions with artificial intelligence. The spectrum of applications ranges from security applications with extremely low latency with low spatial resolution to distributed and high resolution 3D reconstruction.

3D radar technology operates data and energy efficient, is cheaper than conventional LIDAR methods and promises significant advantages for diverse application areas, e.g. in intralogistics and autonomous driving.

More specifically, PLATON will design, implement, and evaluate an integrated sensor and processing platform that can dynamically distribute processing loads in arrays and operate in an energy-efficient manner. This platform enables the simultaneous execution of multiple AI processes that can be trained end-to-end in a simulation for virtual commissioning.


​ Distributed computing platform for radar-based 3D environment sensing in safe autonomous driving




11/2022 - 10/2025



Milestonemeeting in Kaiserslautern

The Platon consortium meets in Kaiserslautern to agree on the final specification. Alongside technical workshops for advanced AI based navigation systems, novel antenna radar structures and digital twins of autonomous vehicles are held. The first version of a self-driving vehicle can be seen live in action.

November 2023

Fixing Specifications

Within a Workshop at FHR in Wachtberg the specifications are fixed. The toughest latency requirements for emergency scenarios demand a response of less then 1 ms, while computation SLAM algorithms are calculated on distributes units within 1 second.

April 2023

​Kick-Off Meeting

The Partners meet in Ostfiltern for a kicking of the project.

November 2022

Project Partners

The project consortium consists of:

Pilz GmbH & Co. KG , Ostfildern

Creonic GmbH, Kaiserslautern

let‘s dev GmbH & Co. KG, Karlsruhe

Reeb Engineering GmbH, Merzig

OFFIS e.V., Oldenburg

Fraunhofer-Institut für Zuverlässigkeit und Mikrointegration IZM, Berlin

Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR, Wachtberg

 The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research 

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