S 500 Intelligent Drive

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

For more information, listen to an interview with FZI's project manager Julius Ziegler in a podcast from the ITS Society.

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

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.