The intelligent control algorithms we develop at SR base i.a. on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) approaches which need a large variety of sensors, computational power and direct access to the vehicle dynamics and powertrain actuators. For that reason, the AFM is extensively equipped with sensors, which holistically measure the vehicle states and perceive the surrounding environment, as well as with high performance CPU and GPU computers and a full by-wire control system:
In addition to the information obtained from the externally installed sensors presented above, the data provided by the series vehicle sensors, e.g. wheel speeds or information provided by the vehicle IMU, is also accessible. The measured data can be processed and logged on the RCP System synchronously. This extensive prototype vehicle equipment makes the AFM a powerful data collector, algorithm experiment and validation platform for a large manifold of research questions.