Monthly Archives: December 2013

Autonomous racing cars

The ORCA racing project is about controlling autonomous model vehicles along a predefined path and racing between cars. It is done by ETH Zurich while having the purpose of studying high-speed and real time control. As it might be known, offline control in most of the cases is ok because of the lack of time limitations about calculating the control signals, however, online real time can be very different due to intensive timing steps. Numerous online real time strategies have been done by research though still being extremely promising in this field. The linked video clearly shows the great achievements by ORCA team and the comparison between old PID controller and new MPC control is simply incredible as it enhances the beliefs that the future of autonomous vehicles is attractive with the growing controllability! More interesting can be found on https://sites.google.com/site/orcaracer/videos.

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by | December 1, 2013 · 8:22 pm