Buggy Collision Avoidance

Created on 20 Nov 2016

This is a proof of concept for using automotive ultrasonic sensors to detect curbs and other buggies

Ultrasonics have been growing in popularity in the automotive industry for use in driver assistance tools (i.e. blind-spot car detection, parallel parking assistance). Ultrasonics have a reputation for being noisy and difficult, but we believe that automotive ultrasonics could be utilized for obstacle detection on buggies due to their low cost and high durability.


Sean Buckley


Alexandre Devienne

Part Cost Quantity Total
Small Form Factor Evaluation Module for Ultrasonic Sens $49.00 1 $49.00
Automotive ultrasonic sensor
PGA450Q1EVM - Ultrasonic IC Sensor Signal Conditioner E $199.00 1 $199.00
Ultrasonic and evaluation module
Project Totals: 2 $248.00
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $2.00