Autonomous Driving Darmstadt for Students
The aim of the project is to provide a modular vehicle platform across all departments and study disciplines at TU Darmstadt.
With aDDa projects, students can develop and apply algorithms for fully automated driving functions. In addition to the conventional algorithms, driving functions that learn from operating data and experience are of special interest.
In general, it is a difficult task to create a secure and reliable development platform considering the uncertainties associated with many student projects working on a project together. However, the departments of TU Darmstadt are willing to create the safety structure evaluate the modular results, created by students projects to achieve this goal.
The long-term goal of aDDa is to develop the autonomous vehicle to be used on public roads. For example, the VAAFO method, developed by FZD (Virtual Assessment of Automated Vehicles in Field Operation), allows a secure testing of algorithms developed by students on the test field as well as the real roads. Participating in aDDa project, students learn not only to develop new functions for autonomous cars, but also to get to know the whole process of system development, implementation and validation
You can find the latest information about aDDa here.
Welcome of a new aDDa-Member
We are happy to anounce that insitute for Physical Geodesy and Satellite Geodesy has joined the aDDa team.
Their research onmulti-sensor fusion algorithms with focus on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) will be of great use for the aDDa-Project.
aDDa Workshop Finally Happened!
On very beautiful Friday, 18th of January, morning more than 20 people with a big interest in autonomous driving, came to Griesheim Airport, near to Darmstadt.
During all-day event, there was not only theoretical discussion about hardware, software, safety and security issues and newest achievements regarding autonomous vehicles but also testing of car's current setup and taking various measurements for future works.
Even though the day was cold, but all participants were happy to participate in live discussions, seminars, practical work with a car.
We are looking forward to participating in the next aDDa workshop!
We are happy to announce that the next aDDa workshop will be held on Friday, 18th of January.
The workshop will start at 9:30 and will take place in Griesheim Airport (August Euler Flugplatz, Flughafenstraße 20, 64347 Griesheim).
In the workshop, both software and hardware groups will meet and work together.
The workshop schedule includes:
- the current update of software and hardware in the car,
- testing car and collecting real data for future works,
- future plans,
- and much more.
We are looking forward to having a great workshop day :)