Tests of the TALAKO Positioning System

Although the construction of the TALAKO prototype system has not yet been completed, the tests for vehicle positioning are already in full swing. For the tests, researchers from NES have trained an artificial neural network to recognize various features of a vehicle. In addition to the wheels, the features also include door handles, mirrors and headlights. Using the relative position of the recognized features, the software developed by NES can calculate the position of the vehicle in space. To guarantee that the system can analyze several images per second even at high resolutions, the calculation is parallelized using an off-the-shelf GPU. A video demonstrating the system can be found on the video page.