Final Demonstration of the V-Charge Project

After four years of intensive research and development, the European project V-Charge will demonstrate driverless parking and charging using solely close-to-market sensors during a one-day event at the Mobile Life Campus in Wolfsburg. The event features live demonstrations of the system and provides opportunities to discuss with academic and industrial experts in the fields of automated driving, computer vision and network communication. During the live demonstrations, all components involved in driverless parking and charging such as camera-only localization, obstacle avoidance, reaction to pedestrians and vehicles in mixed-traffic scenarios and smartphone-triggered dropoff and pickup of the vehicle will be shown to a selected audience.

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 concept 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 commuter´s workplace with the commuter being completely freed from the tasks of searching for a parking spot, performing parking maneuvers or docking to the charging station. Such new mobility concepts require fully automated driving in designated areas.
The V-Charge project sets itself apart from other automated parking concepts by enabling co-existence of manual and automated traffic while utilizing a close-to-market sensor setup and placing only minimal infrastructure requirements on the parking lot side. The vehicle localizes and perceives its environment with cameras only. This increases the attractiveness for both the end-user and the parking lot manager due to substantial cost savings.

We are looking forward to welcome you upon invitation:

Thursday, 25th of June 2015, 10.00- 14.30
Mobile Life Campus, Hermann-Münch-Str. 1, 38440 Wolfsburg

For registration, please send an email with subject
“Registration YOUR NAME/YOUR COMPANY”
at vcharge-demo-registration@mavt.ethz.ch until Friday 5th of June, 2015.

For your convenience, we have compiled a travel kit and a short overview of the project and demonstrated functionality at the demo.