Driverless Testing Update

Although the driverless race car had already been put through its paces in numerous simulated test drives, there was still a need for many hardware modifications which need to be made prior to competition.  Among other things a steering motor with gearbox and a pneumatically actuated brake system were integrated into the vehicle. These modifications allowed the team to achieve the milestone of the Vehicle Status Video, in which a defined track has to be driven on followed by an emergency braking maneuver.

Ever since then, the team is using almost every opportunity to take the car to the test track. Another accomplishment was the first test drive for the event “Accel”, in which the car must accelerate on a straight as quickly as possible.