fortiss Bachelor’s/master’s practical course

Bachelor’s/master’s practical course

From sensors to driving functions - develop your own car

Bachelor’s/master’s practical course

The Model-based Systems Engineering field of competence at fortiss, together with the chair for Software & Systems Engineering at Technical University Munich, is putting together a bachelor’s/master’s practical course titled “From sensors to driving functions – develop your own car”.

Each semester, teams of 4 to 5 students work on a vehicle platooning scenario, using model-based engineering to teach cyber physical systems theory and application. Platooning refers to an autonomous driving function that makes it possible for automobiles or trucks to drive behind one another at extremely close distances, thus reducing fuel consumption

Practical course content

Participants use the fortissimo Rovers (miniature vehicles equipped with sensor technology) and/or a simulation environment to research various issues in the area of platooning. They will also utilize the AutoFOCUS 3 model-based system engineering tool developed by fortiss, as well as other open-source-tools, to analyze and develop the following functions, in addition to others:

  • Joining or leaving a platoon
  • Merging or separating platoons

Students enjoy hands-on access to the following phases of a model-based development process:

  • Development of components such as adaptive cruise controls, lane assistants and braking assistants using formal models
  • Simulation-based validation
  • Implementation on electronic control units in the fortissimo Rover (by means of code generation) and hands-on evaluation

Each semester the practical course covers current research topics such as:

  • Virtual integration and (co) simulation of vehicle dynamics and vehicle environments
  • Model-based modular safety cases and application of the safety life cycle outlined in ISO 26262


Does this practical course pique your interest? Would you like further information? Then write to us. We would be glad to answer any questions!

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