hardware. software. innovation
What is an autonomous system?
Autonomous driving gains more and more popularity since our possibilities increase ever year. More and more companies show their progress and some cars are even allowed to drive fully driverless in some countries. We want to prepare our members for this field of science and in addition we build a fast race car.
About our Autonomous System
Our driverless team is the newest subgroup of KaRaT. It was found to be able to attend the Formula Student Driverless. Since the Electronyte e21 is our first driverless car, we are still at the beginning of our journey and hence have much room for experimentation. We are glad that we have found many generous sponsors who provide us with the newest technology. Without this support we would not be able to build a driverless race car. In the following, we would like to give you an overview about some of the things we are working on.
what we do
Design and programming
The first step is always to analyze the problem and figuring out how to solve it. E.g. how do we brake, how do we steer? All of this are questions you do not have to ask yourself if you have a driver because these actions are perfromed by him. If you came up with a solution it is time to code it.
Our simulation in the Unreal Engine if a big piece in our workflow. Testing on a real vehicle takes a lot of time because it needs a lot of preparation. Because of this we built a very realistic simulation in which all of our pieces can be tested before putting it on the vehicle.
assembly and testing
After everything runs in the simulation it is time to bring everything together. At first we test our system on our modular test car and if the tests succeed the parts are brought onto the actual car.
Here you can find the things the subteam is very proud of. Many of these are only possible because of our sponsors which are included near the parts.