| Carl Friedrich Gauß Faculty | Department of Computer Science

Autonomous Valet Parking and Charging for e-Mobility

The project V-Charge is based on the vision that, due to required drastic decrease of CO2 production and energy consumption, mobility will undergo important changes in the years to come. This includes new concepts for an optimal combination of public and individual transportation as well as the introduction of electrical cars that need coordinated recharging. A typical scenario of such a concept might be automatic drop-off and recovery of a car in front of a train station without taking care of parking or re-charging. Such new mobility concepts require (among other technologies) autonomous driving in designated areas.

The objective of this project is to develop a smart car system that allows for autonomous driving in designated areas (e.g. valet parking, park and ride) and can offer advanced driver support in urban environments. The final goal in four years is the demonstration and implementation of a fully operational future car system including autonomous local transportation, valet parking and battery charging on the campus of ETH Zurich and TU Braunschweig.

Various networking issues have to be solved, e.g., for management of the whole system, for control of indiviudal vehicles as well as for coordination among vehicles, for user interaction, etc.

TU Braunschweig will perform research on these aspects and provide solutions for such networked robots.

Project members at IBR

Stephan Rottmannrottmann[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
Dr. Julian Timpnertimpner[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Wolfwolf[[at]]ibr.cs.tu-bs.de+49-531-3913288138



WLAN-Monitoring von Anlagen des ruhenden VerkehrsDiploma ThesisStephan Rottmann, Dr. Julian Timpnerfinished
Performanz-Verbesserungen des Breadcrumb-Geocast-Routingprotokolls, Improving the Performance of the Breadcrumb Geocast Routing ProtocolBachelor ThesisDr. Julian Timpnerfinished
Geocast in IBR-DTN, Geocast in IBR-DTNMaster ThesisDr. Julian Timpnerfinished
Multicast in IBR-DTN, Multicast in IBR-DTNBachelor ThesisDr. Julian Timpnerfinished
HiWi-Job: Entwicklung eines Simulators für ParkbewegungenHiWi JobDr. Julian Timpner, Stephan Friedrichsfinished
Ad-hoc-Architektur für das Sensor Web Enablement FrameworkProject ThesisDr. Julian Timpnerfinished
Konzeption einer Android-basierten Benutzeroberfläche im FahrzeugumfeldStudienarbeitDr. Julian Timpner, Stephan Rottmannfinished
Android-App für die Benutzung des V-Charge-Systems, Android App for using the V-Charge SystemBachelor ThesisDr. Julian Timpner, Stephan Rottmannfinished
Verarbeitung räumlich bezogener Netzwerkdaten zur Verbesserung der Fahrzeugkonnektivität, Processing of Spatial Network Measurements for Vehicular ConnectivityBachelor ThesisDr. Julian Timpnerfinished
Entwicklung eines DTN-zu-DDS-Gateways, Development of a DTN-to-DDS GatewayMaster ThesisDr. Julian Timpner, Stephan Rottmannfinished
Optimierung der Parkdichte in Autonomen-Fahrzeug-SzenarienBachelor ThesisDr. Julian Timpner, Stephan Rottmann, Stephan Friedrichsfinished
Intelligentes Management von Parkplatzressourcen für Autonome Fahrzeuge, Intelligent Management of Parking Resources for Autonomous VehiclesBachelor ThesisDr. Julian Timpnerfinished
Sicherheitsarchitektur für das V-Charge-System, Security Architecture for the V-Charge SystemMaster ThesisDr. Julian Timpnerfinished
Entwicklung eines Simulators für die Benutzer- und Fahrzeugkommunikation im V-Charge-Projekt, Development of a Simulator for User and Vehicle Communications in the V-Charge ProjectMaster ThesisDr. Julian Timpner, Stephan Rottmannfinished
Entwurf, Implementierung und Evaluierung zentraler Komponenten des V-Charge Systems, Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Central Components for the V-Charge SystemMaster ThesisProf. Dr.-Ing. Lars Wolffinished
Implementierung einer Webanwendung für das V-Charge-System, Implementing a Web Application for the V-Charge SystemStudienarbeitDr. Julian Timpner, Stephan Rottmanncancelled

If you are interested in writing a thesis regarding this project, please feel free to contact Stephan Rottmann, Dr. Julian Timpner or Prof. Dr.-Ing. Lars Wolf.

Project partners

FP7 The EU FP7 research project V-Charge consists of the following institutions:


last changed 2015-06-16, 15:04 (dynamic content) by Dr. Julian Timpner