Bachelor Thesis from the year 2017 in the subject Instructor Plans: Computing / Data Processing / IT / Telecommunication, grade: 3,0, University of Applied Sciences Technikum Vienna, language: English, abstract: In this bachelor thesis an overview of autonomous vehicles and the function inside the automobile is given. BEsides the technical implementation, potentials and challenges have to be exposed. THe vision of accident free driving stands behind the idea of self-controlled vehicles.
Assistant systems will be enhanced year after year with the objective of autonomous driving. DIfferent sensor systems (RADAR, LIDAR, camera, infrared, etc.) have to be distinguished which are obstructed depending on the operation area.
The requirements to the communication system will obviously increase by a rising number of sensors and the information which have to be transferred in the vehicle. THe communication systems have to be balanced to decide which is the best and the cheapest one to meet the requirements.
This thesis was written aiming at imparting knowledge to the reader what does an autonomous vehicle mean, which sensor systems and communication systems are there and which norm is deployed in the automobile industry. IT is important to interfere the information detailed, but still easy.