The Mexico-Germany Year was inaugurated in June during a visit by German Foreign Minister Dr. Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Mexico City. A number of exhibitions, concerts, conferences, and other events with respect to the two countries will take place in both Mexico and Germany until mid-2017. Freie Universität Berlin is contributing through its involvement in the AutoNOMOS Mini project.
The project is an innovative training project. Each model vehicle carries a computer, a laser scanner as a distance sensor, a three-dimensional video camera for the detection of obstacles, and a camera for simulating a GPS sensor. The control computer of the car can read all these data and thus drive the vehicle automatically.
"The advantage of such model vehicles compared with real prototypes is the low cost," says Professor Raúl Rojas. But "AutoNOMOS Mini" is also a development platform, and the software could ultimately be transferred to real vehicles. "We aim to develop the model vehicles to function as similarly as possible to real vehicles, so that the students trained with them can easily be hired in the automotive industry.”
Group photo concluding the presentation of the AutoNOMOS Mini cars. Prof. Dr. Raúl Rojas is the fifth person from the right.
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