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Golf GTI 53+1 – The Driverless Car

Carsten Spichalsky (Volkswagen), 
Company: Volkswagen AG, Germany
Published: dSPACE NEWS 2007/1, Feb 2007

The Golf GTI 53+1 developed by VW can drive along a known road autonomously, with no driver. The aim is to test and verify control systems such as ABS and ESP in precisely reproducible test drives. A test track marked by traffic cones is measured by means of a laser scanner and a differential GPS (DPGS) navigation system, and the ideal line for achieving minimum lap times is computed. A MicroAutoBox from dSPACE controls the power steering, the accelerator pedal, and the brake booster automatically.

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