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Prof. Betz (*1988) Research area is the field of software development for autonomous vehicles. By developing new algorithms in environment perception, path and behavior planning, and conrol, these vehicles will be able to interact with each other and with humans while acting safely, efficiently, and with high performance. With these innovative algorithms, it will be possible to efficiently and effectively make the right decisions in the autonomous system, especially in complex and uncertain environments. For the data generation and validation of these algorithms, simulation environments and various real vehicle platforms are used.

Prof. Betz studied automotive engineering at Coburg University of Applied Sciences (B. Eng., 2013) and at University of Bayreuth (M. Sc., 2013). From 2013 to 2018, Johannes was a PhD student at TUM  (PhD, 2019). From 2018-2020 he was a postdoc at the Chair of Automotive Engineering at TUM where he founded the TUM Autonomous Motorsport Team, which successfully participated in various autonomous racing series. From 2020 to 2022, he was a postdoc at the University of Pennsylvania, USA, where he worked in the xLab for Safe Autonomous Systems. In 2023, he was appointed as Rudolf Mößbauer Professor at TUM to the Chair of Autonomous Vehicle Systems.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

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