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UNICARagil – a new project in field of automated driving


Germany’s leading universities in field of automated driving have joined forces with selected specialists from industry in the UNICARagil project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

The project’s goal is to rethink automated vehicles and their architecture. Based on the latest research on connected and automated driving, disruptive modular architectures in hardware and software for automated vehicle concepts are developed. A scalable and modular vehicle concept consisting of the driving platform and add-on modules builds the basis for the fully automated and driverless vehicle concepts, which can be adapted to a wide range of applications in passenger transport or logistics flexibly.

The focus of the conducted research lies on the vehicles’ functional architecture, which is connected to the cloud, the road infrastructure and with a sensor equipped unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The development of generic sensor modules for environment detection, flexibly expandable and updatable software and hardware architectures, and innovative dynamics modules that allow completely new forms of movement in road traffic mark additional focus areas of the project.

Project partners are: RWTH Aachen University, TU Braunschweig, TU Darmstadt, Technical University of Munich, University of Stuttgart, Ulm University, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, University of Passau, atlatec, flyXdrive, iMAR Navigation & Control, IPG Automotive, Schaeffler, Vires Simulationstechnologie, Maxion Wheels and Valeo.

You can find more information about the UNICARagil project here.

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