A set of several different sensors scan the environment.
We mainly use five different types of sensors:
The radar and lidar are very useful on the water, since often the field of view is far and objects are far apart. We use them together to find and track vessels and other objects in the water. In addition we have both IR- and regular cameras in every direction of the ferry to create a 360 view. The cameras are used to understand the environment with the help of AI. The IR cameras are useful at night and in bad weather conditions when visibility is low. The ultrasonic sensors are in the front and back of the ferry and are only used in the docking sequence or when objects are very close. Finally, the GPS tracks the position of the Zeabuz.