S 500 Intelligent Drive

In the project S 500 Intelligent Drive, a Mercedes-Benz-S-Class was equipped with the technology to autonomously drive the historic route that Bertha Benz chose for the first long-distance car drive 125 years ago, operating under the leadership of Daimler AG, the FZI and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

More information on the project can be found in this press information.

Listen to an interview with Julius Ziegler, who was responsible for the project on the behalf of the FZI, in a podcast from the ITS Society.

Publications

We have published the following papers on this subject. Some of them will be presented at the Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV) 2014 in Dearborne, Michigan, USA:

  • J. Ziegler, P. Bender, M. Schreiber, H. Lategahn, T. Strauss, C. Stiller, Thao Dang, U. Franke, N. Appenrodt, C.G. Keller, E. Kaus, R.G. Herrtwich, C. Rabe, D. Pfeiffer, F. Lindner, F. Stein, F. Erbs, M. Enzweiler, C. Knöppel, J. Hipp, M. Haueis, M. Trepte, C. Brenk, A. Tamke, M. Ghanaat, M. Braun, A. Joos, H. Fritz, H. Mock, M. Hein, E. Zeeb. Making Bertha Drive - An Autonomous Journey on a Historic Route. Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, IEEE, 6(2):8-20, Summer 2014
  • Philipp Bender, Julius Ziegler, Christoph Stiller. Lanelets: Efficient Map Representation for Autonomous Driving. In Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, 2014. IEEE.
  • Julius Ziegler, Henning Lategahn, Markus Schreiber, Christoph G. Keller, Carsten Knöppel, Jochen Hipp, Martin Haueis, Christoph Stiller. Video based localization for Bertha. In Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, 2014. IEEE.
  • Julius Ziegler, Philipp Bender, Thao Dang, Christoph Stiller. Trajectory planning for Bertha - a local, continuous method. In Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, Dearborn, Michigan, USA, 2014. IEEE.
  • Julius Ziegler, Philipp Bender, Henning Lategahn, Markus Schreiber, Tobias Strauss, Thao Dang, Christoph Stiller. Kartengestütztes Fahren auf der Bertha-Benz-Route von Mannheim nach Pforzheim. In FAS 2014, Walting, 2014. Unidas ev.