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, Volume 114, Issue 6, pp 34–38 | Cite as

Technologies for highly automated driving on highways

  • Nico Kämpchen
  • Michael Aeberhard
  • Michael Ardelt
  • Sebastian Rauch
Development Assistance Systems
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From Munich to Ingolstadt on the highway A9 without driver intervention — the highly automated prototype vehicle from the BMW Group Research and Technology makes this a reality today. A potential study revealed how far technologies for highly automated driving have come and showed which challenges remain to be mastered.

Motivation

Modern driver assistance systems help the driver in many situations, making the daily routine of driving less stressful. In order to understand the potential for developing driver assistance systems in the future, the research engineers at the BMW Group Research and Technology developed a prototype vehicle capable of highly automated driving on highways. The research vehicle is fitted with numerous sensors, allowing it to drive on highways autonomously without driver intervention. The system is able to operate at speeds between 0 and 130 km/h and complies with all traffic regulations. If there is a slower vehicle in front, the system autonomously carries out...

Notes

Thanks

The authors would like to thank their colleagues Florian Homm, Yves Pilat, Thomas Schaller, Helmut Spannheimer and Peter Waldmann for their contributions to the highly automated driving project.

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nico Kämpchen
    • 1
  • Michael Aeberhard
    • 1
  • Michael Ardelt
    • 1
  • Sebastian Rauch
    • 1
  1. 1.BMW Group Research and TechnologyMunichGermany

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