March 12, 2023 1:40 am
Opel, as part of a stellar car group, takes great strides for its model selection. Likewise, and in parallel, they strive to increase their technological endowment regarding autonomous driving and the application of artificial intelligence in urban environments. It will belong to the representative brand of Germany, which they call STADT: the project (Solution and Technology for Automated Driving in the City: an Urban Mobility Project) created itself from the parent conglomerate.
This aims to be autonomous in urban areas by 2025. By the end of 2025, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action has provided significant financial resources to take the entire project off the ground. Its development is carried out by experts from the Rüsselsheim Engineering Center, especially in the application of knowledge of the environment through the use of artificial intelligence.
The main goal of STADT: is to provide all local solutions for the future of fully autonomous and open automation for major urban areas. Frank Jordan, Stellant’s Director of Innovation in Germany, stated that “Rüsselsheim’s engineers have many years of experience in this area. Participation in this project is a demonstration of Stellant’s continued support for young scientists.
What does Opel hope to achieve with the STADT project?
In a few words, what Opel is looking for with STADT: an initiative to promote all the advanced technologies necessary to promote self-driving. Among the objectives, it is worth mentioning that the vehicles move smoothly and safely through complex missions in city centers, or that they know how to deal with unexpected situations in a few milliseconds, one of the most difficult tasks to achieve. what is the number of variables.
At the same time, these programs interact with surrounding vehicles to avoid accidents in the event of emergency braking, for example. You will be able to capture your system environment and predict the surrounding elements. In addition, you must consider the behavior of the vehicle itself and plan appropriate maneuvers and directions.
The main hardware will be equipped with LiDAR sensors, radars or cameras, which will be controlled by a software system being developed in the aforementioned center in Rüsselsheim. The project also wants to develop the traceability of neural networks to understand how and why they can behave in a certain way.
Although the specifics are still unknown, Opel intends to show a model of advanced autonomous technology and recognition and knowledge of the urban environment by 2015.