Virtual Test Drives for the Development of the KIT Driverless 18D
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In the Driverless competition, trajectory planning and control are the most important factors — both have to be tested intensively. The racing team from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) uses simulations to validate the autonomous system and thus saves a lot of development time.
Autonomous vehicles offer great chances to change future mobility, however these chances come along with big challenges with regard to the development and testing of the complex vehicle system. These vehicles have to cope with critical traffic situations in a safe manner to increase the safety of future autonomous traffic. To this end, autonomous driving functions have to be developed and tested in a multitude of scenarios. Relying on real test drives is time consuming, costly and potentially dangerous. Therefore, virtual test drives in simulations are key for an efficient and safe development and test.
Simulation for the development of autonomous driving
Even before real hardware is...