PRODRIVER is a family of products, all based on the same algorithmic philosophy. Each product, however, specializes into different functionalities and markets. Below is a table that summarizes the main characteristics of each.
|Application||Public roads||Gated areas|
|Product||Car||Truck||Pod||Special vehicles||Off road||Logistics||Testing|
|Structured and unstructured space driving|
|Generates energy efficient speed profiles||optional||optional|
|Coordinates multiple vehicles|
|Public roads certified (from Q3 2022)|
|Gated areas certified (from Q3 2021)|
|Drives unconventional vehicles|
PRODRIVER is a ground vehicle motion planning and motion control software based on numerical optimization. By using physical mathematical models of the vehicle and by representing the driving requirements as mathematical expressions, the motion planning problem is translated into an optimization problem that is solved continuously. Trajectories are therefore updated in real time and fast enough to guarantee safe reaction to moving obstacles and seamless driving performance. Below are some of the main characteristics of PRODRIVER.
- Built on state-of-the-art MISRA-C compliant real-time optimization technology (FORCESPRO)
- Capable of planning complex maneuvers at the physical limits, delivering smooth driving trajectories and passenger comfort
- Fast adaptation to future vehicles – no machine learning or vehicle training required
- Deterministic mathematical approach based on physics, allowing for easier certification
- Same motion planning core for all ADAS/AD functions – from ACC to full autonomy.
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Your solution for MPC and other real-time optimization problems
FORCES PRO enables users to generate tailor-made solvers from a high-level mathematical description of an optimization problem. The numerical software is designed specifically for the purpose of fast real-time optimization. Our technology is based on cutting-edge numerical optimization algorithms that allows solving complex optimization problems in milliseconds. The use of automated code-generation gives the possibility to generate solvers with small code size that can be embedded on any hardware platform. At the same time the solver has superior robustness properties which is the corner stone for the employment to autonomous systems. All these properties make FORCES PRO the best choice for Model Predictive Control (MPC) and other real-time optimization and decision making problems.
FORCES PRO is trusted by many companies worldwide and has already been applied to a wide range of applications. For instance, it has been succesfully used for automotive motion planning and energy management, guidance/motion planning for spacecraft, wind turbine pitch control, sheet metal laser-cutting, robotic arm motion planning and many more. In these applications FORCES PRO brings significant improvements in safety, productivity and energy efficiency.
The main advantages of FORCES PRO
- Fastest solver available for demanding real-time optimization problems
- Small memory size of the code enables deployment on embedded systems
- Auto-generated code that can run on any hardware platform
- Reliability allows application for fully autonomous systems
- Trusted by many customers for serial applications
- MISRA C compatible
- Embotech can assist you with the certification process
- Developed by a professional team since more than 10 years
- Support team based in Zurich that answers your questions
How FORCES PRO works
Customers & References
At Embotech we are committed to working in close cooperation with our customers and partners. With many companies a year-long partnership has been established. We value their feedback, that makes our product increasingly better. The companies we work together with are as versatile as the fields of applications of FORCES RPO. They span from large automotive OEMs, to automotive Tier1 suppliers, to wind turbine manufacturers, to machine tool manufacturers, to IT companies as well as to space agencies. The vast majority of our customers are under NDA. Still, see above in which countries FORCES PRO is actually applied. Find some impressions of a small sample of people that we work closely together with concerning FORCES PRO.
“We were impressed by the robustness and performance of FORCES Pro on our standard AC500, and by how easy it was to integrate the new controller into the existing software stack.“
Dr. Kim Listmann, Senior Scientist, ABB Corporate Research Center, Ladenburg, Germany
“For us, FORCES PRO combines a state-of-the-art solver with easy integration in existing software such as MATLAB and Simulink for simulation and code generation, as well as excellent support. We are impressed by the team’s flexibility to help and to include special features on our request.”
Tobias Gybel Hovgaard, Control Specialist, Vestas Technology R&D, Denmark.
“The code generator FORCES Pro enabled us to achieve real-time performance of the model based controller on a production wind turbine control platform, saving us significant embedded software development efforts.”
Marc Guadayol, Wind turbine control engineer, Alstom Barcelona, Spain