First Autonomous State Limousine (2012)
On August 15, 2012 a member of the german government visited us to have her first autonomous ride. The summer tour of Dr. Annette Schavan (then Federal Minister of Education and Research) focused on innovation. “I want to get an exact picture in different regions of Germany, of contributions which science and research make to solving important questions for the future…”, Mrs Schavan summarized.
Mission Brandenburg Gate (2011)
Our autonomous car MadeInGermany has been driving automatically in Berlin’s streets and highways. The car has been certified for autonomous driving in the state of Berlin.
After testing iPhone, iPad and an eye-tracking device as possible user interfaces to maneuver our research car named “MadeInGermany”, we also used Brain Power. MadeInGermany is controlled via the Emotiv EPOC Brain Machine Interface. The “BrainDriver” application is of course a demonstration and not roadworthy yet but on the long run human-machine interfaces like this could bare huge potential in combination with autonomous driving. For example when it comes to decide which way you want to take on a crossroad while the autonomous cab drives you home.
Autonomous Taxi (2010)
In 2010 we presented our latest autonomous driving solution: how to call an autonomous taxi via iPad. This app is an extension of our iDriver app, which has many many new features. For example picking up the driver at any location.
The eyeDriver software is a solution that enables the driver to steer a car using their eye only.
In 2009 we presented the first iPhone remote controlled car worldwide – our autonomous car Spirit of Berlin.