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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)
The rapid growth of software intensive active safety functions in modern cars resulted in adoption of new safety development standards like ISO 26262 by the automotive industry. Hazard analysis, safety assessment and adequate verification and validation methods for software and car electronics require effort but in the long run save lives. We argue that in(More)
—Nowadays, customer products like vehicles do not only contain mechanical parts but also a highly complex software and their manufacturers have to offer many variants of technically very similar systems with sometimes only small differences in their behavior. The proper reuse of software artifacts which realize this behavior using a software product line is(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)
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)
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)
Software is today an integral part of providing improved functionality and innovative features in the automotive industry. Safety and reliability are important requirements for automotive software and software testing is still the main source of ensuring dependability of the software artifacts. Software Reliability Growth Models (SRGMs) have been long used(More)