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Autoware.Auto release announcement

We are excited to announce the first release of Autoware.Auto, codename Axle (https://gitlab.com/AutowareAuto/AutowareAuto/-/tags/release-axle-20190715), the redesign and reimplementation of Autoware.AI based on ROS 2.

Autoware.Auto is a production-oriented open-source stack for autonomous driving, with full documentation and an extensive test suite. In the coming months, Autoware.AI will integrate with Autoware.Auto, and more features will be ported from Autoware.AI to Autoware.Auto.

This Autoware.Auto Axle release contains the following features and algorithms. All are implemented to be real-time-ready and have deterministic execution profiles, if given a real-time foundation.

  • High-performance ROS 2 driver for the Velodyne VLP-16
  • Hungarian assigner
  • Ray ground classifier
  • Voxel grid downsampling
  • Kalman filter
  • Point cloud fusion

Head over to https://autowareauto.gitlab.io/AutowareAuto/ for instructions on how to download, build, and install Autoware.Auto and join us at the Autoware Discourse if you want to know more about our community.

Note that Ubuntu packages of Autoware.Auto releases are not yet available, but will show up in your feeds in the following days.

Your friendly neighborhood Autoware team.

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