The brains of our vehicle is our VAMPIRE (Vehicle
Autonomous Management Processors In Real-time
Environments) system. This system consists of
9 high speed processors interconnected by the
fastest network system available today. Each
processor concentrates on a certain task, whether
it be processing sensor data, path planning,
or making the vehicle move.
Autonomous Vehicle Systems develops it's own
proprietary autonomous vehicle software to handle
a majority of the tasks. All of this runs real-time
on our high speed VAMPIRE processor.
Autonomous Vehicle Systems also has developed
a BATS (Base Autonomous Test System) for
use in monitoring the autonomous vehicle. The BATS can
be used to monitor the health of any component
of the vehicle, provide live feedback from the
system sensors, as well as provide remote operation
of the vehicle by a human driver when in ROVer
(Remote Operated Vehicle) mode.