Design and capabilities of the Munich Cognitive Automobile

Matthias Goebl, Matthias Althoff, Martin Buss, Georg Färber, Falk Hecker, Bernd Heißing, Sven Kraus, Robert Nagel, Fernando Puente León, Florian Rattei, Martin Russ, Michael Schweitzer, Michael Thuy, Cheng Wang, Hans Joachim Wuensche

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This paper presents the design of the Cognitive Automobile in Munich. The focus of the capabilities shown here is the navigation on highways and rural roads. The emphasis on higher speed requires early detection of far field objects, so a multi focal active vision with gaze control is essential. For increased robustness lidar range sensors are combined with vision using an object fusion approach. An elaborate safety concept and a verification stage ensure a safe behavior of the vehicle in all situations. A communication system enables the vehicle to perform cooperative perception and action together with similar intelligent vehicles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2008
Event2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV - Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 4 Jun 20086 Jun 2008

Publication series

NameIEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Proceedings


Conference2008 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV


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