Christian Berger

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The 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge afforded the golden opportunity for the Technische Universität Braunschweig to demonstrate its abilities to develop an autonomously driving vehicle to compete with the world's best competitors. After several stages of qualification, our team CarOLO qualified early for the DARPA Urban Challenge Final Event and was among only(More)
When a large number of people with heterogeneous knowledge and skills run a project together, it is important to use a sensible engineering process. This especially holds for a project building an intelligent autonomously driving car to participate in the 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge. In this article, we present essential elements of a software and systems(More)
Die Druckfassung dieser Dissertation ist unter der ISBN 978-3-8322-9378-9 erschienen. However impenetrable it seems, if you don't try it, then you can never do it. I am very grateful Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rumpe for carrying out the CarOLO project, for giving me the opportunity to realize this thesis, and for his continuous support. Furthermore , I am very(More)
In November 2007 the international competition DARPA Urban Challenge took place on the former George Airforce Base in Victorville, California to significantly promote the research and development on autonomously driving vehicles for urban environments. In the final race only eleven out of initially 89 competitors participated and " Boss " from Carnegie(More)
Modern vehicles contain nearly 100 embedded control units to realize various comfort and safety functions. These vehicle functions consist of a sensor, a data processing, and an actor layer to react intelligently to stimuli from their context. Recently, these sensors do not only perceive data from the own vehicle but more often also data from the vehi-cle's(More)
—A product line approach can save valuable resources by reusing artifacts. Especially for software artifacts, the reuse of existing components is highly desirable. In recent literature, the creation of software product lines is mainly proposed from a top-down point of view regarding features which are visible by customers. In practice, however, the design(More)
Context: Since 2014 several modern cars were rated regarding the performances of their active safety systems at the European New Car Assessment Programme (EuroNCAP). Nowadays, consumer tests play a significant role for the OEM's series development with worldwide perspective, because a top rating is needed to underline the worthiness of active safety(More)
—Context: Competitions for self-driving cars facilitated the development and research in the domain of autonomous vehicles towards potential solutions for the future mobility. Objective: Miniature vehicles can bridge the gap between simulation-based evaluations of algorithms relying on simplified models, and those time-consuming vehicle tests on real-scale(More)
The international competition 2007 DARPA Urban Challenge significantly fostered the research and development on intelligent vehicles. Recent prototypes from Google for instance are able to drive fully autonomously through the San Francisco bay area for more than 450,000km. Even if self-driving vehicles are not yet available for purchase for customers,(More)