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HD Mapping for autonomous driving

Jakarto to map Downtown Detroit precise down to the centimeter so that City Planning and other Mobility Projects can use this Avatar.

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Using a mobile unit, Jakarto captures, with High Definition Cameras and High Definition LiDARs, more than 2 million points per second and 360 degrees views of street view. By combining these two technologies, Jakarto creates a digital twin of the city's infrastructure. This digital twin helps municipalities and other stakeholder to better understand and better manage said infrastructure and equipment. By creating that Twin, we help them eliminate physical presence on site for survey, measurements and planning. Contributing to a decrease in GHG and helping generate economy of scale and better services to their constituents, and overall increase in efficiency.

A typical Jakarto captation unit can capture  about 250km of infrastructure daily. Representing about 3 Terabytes of raw data. Once these data are treated, they'll represent about 600 Gigabytes of cleaned data.

How will your solution benefit residents, workers, or visitors in the Michigan Central Station impact area? (1,000 characters)

Once a Digital Twin of the city is created, it is up to the stakeholders' imagination to define what can be done. You can take measures, simulate scenarios for restricted mobility.

Describe your solution's stage of development

  • Ready to Scale - you have completed and expanded your pilot and are seeing adoption of your solution by your intended user

Insights from previous testing (500 characters)

We have tested our solution here in Montreal with great results. The city planning department can give better information, with better accuraty, producing less GHG and being more efficient.

Tell us about your team or organization (500 characters)

With a team of 10 full time employees, half programmers, half geometers experts, Jakarto developped the tools needed and extracted the relevant information out of our capture units

Size of your team or organization

  • 2-10

Team or Organization URL

Are you submitting as a student team?

  • No

Are you submitting as a team from the Impact Area?

  • No

Funding Request

  • $150,000

Rough Budget (500 characters)

Detroit is a city of 139 square miles. We would need to drive every street to create the digital twin of the city. We would then need to process these files to stich together our HD images and our High Precision LiDAR point cloud. We expect the project to represent one month of capture and one month data extraction.

Describe how you would pilot your idea (1000 characters)

We would do about 100 miles of typical downtown streets, and confirm the size and complexity of the data

Describe how you would measure the success of your pilot (1000 characters)

An Avatar of that part of the city, where you can virtually navigate, measure, compare, extract and simulate a complete environment

Sustainability Plan (500 characters)


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Hello Jean Pierre Fournier ! Thank you for this proposal! I am a Michigan Central Station Challenge facilitator. I agree that there will definitely be an increased need to collect and harness this type of data in the future. I am curious, what would you hope to accomplish during the pilot phase of this project? How would you measure its success? How would the project be extended beyond the pilot phase if the pilot is a success?