Autonomy at the end of the Earth: An inclement weather autonomous driving data set

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics


We have collected an extensive winter autonomous driving data set consisting of over 4TB of data collected between November 2019 and March 2020. Our base configuration features two 16 channel LiDARs, forward facing color camera, wide field of view NIR camera, and an ADAS LWIR camera. RTK corrected GNSS positioning and IMU data is also available. Portions include data from four different HD LiDARs operating in a variety of winter driving conditions. The set highlights some of the unique aspects of operating in northern climates including changing landmarks due to snow accumulation, wildlife, and snowmobiles operating on local roadways.

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© 2020 SPIE. Publisher’s version of record: https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2558989

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Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering