IRT/Automated Driving Lab/Description of the Testbed

Description of the Testbed

The Institute of Control and Automation is currently working on a testbed with six model vehicles. Three cars (scale 1:10) and three trucks (scale 1:14) are equipped with BeagleBone Boards, which is supported also in MATLAB/Simulink.
A Simulink Library has been created for this purpose at the Institute of Automation and Control to allow students a first step into automated driving.

The model cars drive on a projected road. The position detection is implemented via WebCams and AprilTags with OpenCV (currently no lane detection is implemented). Data between a centralized computer for the tracking software and the vehicles on the testbed are exchanged by wifi (UDP). The focus of the testbed is on control methods, but vehicles can be extended by sensors: for example, ultrasonic sensors are used for emergency braking maneuvers.