Opel Develops Autonomous Driving in Urban Areas

Opel Develops Autonomous Drive in Urban Areas
Opel Develops Autonomous Driving in Urban Areas

Opel under Stellantis supports the development of new concepts and pilot applications for autonomous driving in complex city traffic with the pioneering project STADT:up. Opel, which is involved in the project as an artificial intelligence development partner, is focusing on a vehicle prototype with the goal of an advanced environmental identification solution in cities by the end of 2025.

As a German brand within Stellantis, Opel takes its place in the STADT:up project financed by the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Climate Action. The STADT:up project (Solutions and Technologies for Autonomous Driving in the City: Urban Transport Project) aims to take an important step towards enabling autonomous driving in urban areas by the end of 2025. Experts at the Rüsselsheim Engineering Center are playing an important role in further developing the identification of the vehicle environment based on artificial intelligence (AI) and giving specific responses to conditions during autonomous driving. The consortium project of 22 projects and development partners was introduced at the Robert Bosch GmbH campus in Renningen, Germany. To this end, Opel aims to demonstrate an innovative prototype with complex environmental definition in urban areas by the end of 2025.

Frank Jordan, Head of Stellantis Innovation Germany; “Our German brand Opel is taking the autonomous driving in city traffic even further by participating in the STADT:up project on behalf of Stellantis. The engineers at the Rüsselsheim Engineering Center have many years of experience in this field. Same zam“At this time, we are strengthening our collaboration with external research institutions and continuing our commitment to supporting young scientists.”

Project goal: Demonstration of autonomous urban transport with test vehicles

STADT:up aims for end-to-end, scalable solutions for future urban transport. Vehicles must be able to safely manage complex urban traffic scenarios and provide the appropriate response within milliseconds in any scenario. The tasks of autonomous driving range from comprehensive perception of the environment, to forecasting, interaction and cooperation with other vehicles, to the behavior and maneuver planning of one's own vehicle. The question of how the mixed traffic of pedestrians, cyclists, different vehicles and local public transport will develop is also of central importance. Accordingly, concepts suitable for the future and solutions that meet the needs of users are also developed within the scope of the project.

The preparation, programming and complete integration of vehicle systems such as camera, LiDAR and radar according to all possible scenarios in the computer system are of great importance. At this point, artificial intelligence (AI) experts at the Rüsselsheim facility come into play. Dr. Led by Nikolas Wagner and project manager Frank Bonarens, the team pays great attention to the analysis and management of particularly challenging traffic conditions, as well as improving artificial intelligence algorithms for detection and coupling. The purpose of research activities is to increase resilience while at the same zamto increase the traceability of the decisions of deep neural networks at the same time and to use them to control the autonomous driving system. Its purpose is to provide important building blocks for environment identification in highly autonomous driving and contribute to the efficient testing and validation of safety-related artificial intelligence (AI) functions.

With the participation of Rüsselsheim artificial intelligence (AI) experts who are part of the Stellantis research network, Opel's long tradition of exemplary collaboration continues. As in other research projects; Collaboration with renowned scientific partners from leading universities and research institutions and doctoral programs at the Rüsselsheim facility are the pillars. The consortium project led by Bosch includes automotive companies, as well as leading suppliers and technology partners, universities and research institutions. A joint presentation of the solutions developed at STADT:up is planned for 2025. Opel's goal is to demonstrate the performance of its environmental identification system with its own test tool.

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