The Berlin robotics experts want to be involved at an early stage in helping to shape appropriate solutions to promote the proliferation of autonomous vehicles. The driving is supported by the sensor and automation experts at Autonomos GmbH, a spin-off company of Freie Universität headed by Tinosch Ganjineh. Computer scientists at Freie Universität are continuing to develop the scientific foundations. The head of autonomous vehicles at the Institute of Computer Science, Dr. Daniel Göhring emphasized: "After working intensively in recent years to ensure that our car perfectly and completely autonomously 'understands' many situations in German road traffic, we are now working on getting it to learn more about the small differences in the rules of the road in other countries."
The scientists are convinced that in addition to the information from the sensors installed on board such as laser scanners, radar, cameras, and GPS, there is great potential for tapping other sources of information through increased networking. This could help to further optimize the vehicle handling. "For this purpose it is essential that we talk intensively with experts from other fields about the requirements and that we work closely with scientists who are working on the same things in neighboring countries," stressed Göhring.
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