Team Burning Wheels
Deggendorf Institute of Technology
Andreas Weber (Team Lead)
Seung-Gu Kang, Maximilian Seitz, Kareem Elsokkary, Michael Mican
The team name “Burning Wheels” is derived from our burning passion for topics of automotive informatics. Our team is made up of students from the Deggendorf Institute of Technology from a total of three different study programs: Bachelor Applied Computer Science, Master Applied Computer Science and Master Applied Research in Engineering Science. Through this composition, we hope to combine our respective strengths and thus ensure a successful participation in the Audi Autonomous Driving Cup.
The AADC team of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology is supported by the new Laboratory of Autonomous Systems and Driver Assistance (Labor für Autonome Systeme / Fahrerassiszenzsysteme – LAS / FAS). This laboratory has been founded in the middle of last year and it is currently operated by two professors (Prof. Thomas Limbrunner – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Prof. Gerald Kupris – Embedded Systems) and two scientific assistants.
The Laboratory of Autonomous Systems and Driver Assistance is located at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Media Technology and Computer Science, which is the second largest faculty of the Deggendorf Institute of Technology. Here, most of the students are registered in the programs of “Electrical Engineering” and “Media Technology”. The course of “Applied Computer Science” extends the offering of studies to include embedded and mobile systems.
The activity of the Laboratory of Autonomous Systems and Driver Assistance is oriented in two directions: the research of sensors for driver assistance systems and the research of software algorithms and frameworks. The lab is working in close cooperation with several industrial companies in the area of automotive software development. The laboratory is equipped with powerful workstation computers as well as several autonomous robots and lab cars which are used to collect environmental data and to run on test tracks.