BFFT supports FZI in the development of autonomously driven car
Future automobiles will increasingly contain assistance systems to support the driver. Through installed sensors, cameras and intelligent soft-&hardware systems the car is able to sense its environment and consequently initiates autonomously adjustments if needed.
Already in 2011 BFFT cooperated with the research and informatics center in Karlsruhe (FZI) with the aim to reconstruct an autonomously driven Audi Q5. In the beginning of 2013 the “intelligent car” was updated at BFFT again to let the gained experience slip into the Q5.
As matters stand today, the prototype is able to recognize hazards in traffic and consequently breaks on its own. Furthermore it also reverses into parking spaces independently. As a highlight the car can be steered (with limitations) by a smartphone.
The SWR media archive provides here a video about the current progress of development.