Group project: Platform for Autonomous Driving Experiments

At Bauhaus-University Weimar our students still follow the Bauhaus tradition and their learning includes practical projects. This semester I am supervising a group of Digital Engineering students on their project of building a small-scale platform for autonomous driving experiments. 

The platform combines various hardware systems and their integration challenges. Right now the students are evaluating the Robot Operating System (ROS) for its suitability as a middle ware for connecting software components on an EV3 (ARM, 300MHz), a Raspberry Pi (ARM, 1.4GHz), and desktop PCs (various).

The sensors employed include an RPLidar, a camera, and ultrasonic distance sensors. 

The small-scale self-driving car will serve as a platform to evaluate software software solutions for data processing and safe control of autonomous vehicles.