Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Driverless car handles inner city

Driverless car handles inner city

After a public demonstration  of the computer-controlled vehicle "MadeinGermany" at the Berlin Tempelhof airport decommissioned a year ago,  the type of car VW Passat now completed the first complex driving on public roads. It put the 20 kilometers between the Brandenburg Gate and the International Convention Centre back several times without error.

Driverless maneuvered the Passat "MadeinGermany" through the Big Star at Berlin's Victory Column.
Image: Claudia Hein stone www.blitzsaloon.de pride are the researchers at the Free University of Berlin, especially the fact that the autonomous vehicle, the display of all 46 lights on the track properly recognized. It also came with the roundabouts at the Victory Column ("Big Star") and trimmed at the Ernst-Reuter-Platz , in which each open five streets.

The Passat is equipped with video cameras, laser scanners and an improved GPS receiver equipped, so he determined its position with an accuracy of 10 to 20 centimeters. The laser scanner to capture on the roof of the environment as well as two video cameras, which determines the carried out a three-dimensional computer image. Via CAN bus (Controller Area Network) controls the built-in 4-core computer components like brakes and steering wheel.

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