Where did you get your haircut? In the city here. Because of the filming today. I want to look good. Hi my name is Johannes Betz. I’m a researcher at the Technical University of Munich. And we are right here at the Institute of Automotive Technology. We are in the simulator room where we are developing our autonomous driving software. Here we are simulating the path planning. We are simulating the vehicle dynamics of the car and we are evaluating the performance of the vehicle and, of course, whether our software is working. We put a lot of effort in setting up
the environment we are driving in, the Monteblanco racetrack. To test the Monteblanco racetrack virtually in our hardware, in a loop simulator, we just took the LIDAR and GPS data of the Monteblanco racetrack provided by Roborace, and created the racetrack for our hardware in the loop simulator using the Unreal Engine. The testing in Monteblanco went pretty good. We didn’t have any major issues. A few questions came up regarding
the setup in terms of tracking optimization, the control performance at very high speeds and so on. But this was very valuable data for us because it was the first time ever that we have recorded that data. And now we could retune the simulator a little bit to reproduce the observed behavior even better. On the left side you can see
the Monteblanco track which is replicated from the track data recorded previously by the car. We can really see how it’s behaving,
we can see if there are any oscillations or anything. Currently Right now I’m driving the car in manual mode.
But if it was in autonomous mode, and it would do something like this, we would be quite sure that
there is something wrong. The manual driving allows us to create thousands of scenarios without any coding work being necessary. What you can see here is our A.I. car
which we are controlling using our software. What I can do in the Unreal editor is that I can just place another car
and move it around. And now we have an opposing car
that we want to overtake during the race. We can easily download our software
on a USB flash drive put it in the car, plug it in, download it, start it, and the vehicle will drive. Roborace.