In order to get data on how common autonomous vehicle sensors work in various weather conditions, we built a custom measuring station.
The measuring station hosts sensors such as lidars, radar and a camera. (For more details on sensors and data, please see the technical data panel) The station also has a weather station connected to it.
When the continuously running scripts on an on-board industrial level PC detect a big enough change in the weather parameters, the station will record each of the connected sensors for a short time. Metadata from these measurement events, as well as the weather state will then be transferred to our database, while the sensor data files are stored in a cloud object storage.
In order to better monitor the functionality of the measuring station at the beginning of the project, we created a technical data monitoring panel for internal use. The panel has since been released for public access. We also added “requester”-tab from which you can find a search tool for querying the data collected so far.
You can access the data panel from wintersim-data.frostbit.fi or by clicking the button below.