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05.04.18

Full house at the IT theme evening on robotic vehicles

The US multinational corporation General Motors has already announced the first self-driving car for the coming year; Saarland's scientists are also researching this new vehicle type. Hence, "Autonomous driving in the region and beyond" was the title of the IT theme evening, which attracted more than 60 people on March 15 to the visualization center of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

Christian Müller, of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), explained the basics of autonomous vehicles.

The Competence Center Computer Science Saarland had organized the evening together with FITT, Saar.is and DFKI.

In the first lecture, Christian Müller, of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), explained the basics of the technology. Manuel Fünfrocken from the University of Applied Sciences Saarland presented which infrastructures were necessary for communication between autonomous cars. Professor Georg Borges from the Institute for Legal Informatics at Saarland University got many laughs with his talk about the legal perspective. In the concluding round, moderated by Pascal Strobel from automotive.saarland, many visitors asked questions on themes ranging from data protection to possible controls. So the complexity, but also the impact, of this new technology became very clear.

 

PROGRAM

17:30
Welcome and Moderation
Gordon Bolduan, Competence Center Computer Science Saarland

17:40
The TÜV for the brains of autonomous vehicles
Dr. Christian Müller, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Testing in real driving is not enough to make autonomous driving safe. The talk will show how artificial intelligence will help enable a virtual inspection for autonomous vehicles.

18:00
Communication for the mobility of the future
Manuel Fünfrocken, Saarland University of Applied Sciences

Automated driving is the future of mobility. An important requirement is the possibility for vehicles to coordinate with each other. The Saarland has a unique starting position here with the test field ITeM.

18:20
Legal issues of autonomous vehicles
Prof. Dr. Georg Borges, Institute for Legal Informatics, Saarland University

Under what conditions may autonomous vehicles be used in road traffic? Who determines how autonomous vehicles decide in "dilemma situations"? Who is liable if autonomous vehicles cause accidents?

18:40
Open discussion with the speakers
Moderation: Dr. med. Pascal Strobel, automotive.saarland/saaris

Afterwards:
Drinks and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere

 

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