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LUX (the lynx)


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Hamburg, Germany

Team Description*

The Team LUX is Ibeos first Grand Challenge team for the DARPA Urban Challenge 2007. Since 1998 Ibeo develops laserscanners to detect, identify and interpret objects and lane markings flawlessly. Unique development work has enabled Ibeo to establish technological leadership, including more than 40 international patents and patent applications. Ibeo is also a specialist in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and is deeply involved in cutting edge European ADAS projects. Currently Ibeo operates 4 test vehicles (3 passenger cars and 1 truck), two of which are equipped for autonomous driving.

The Team-LUX has 11 members, 6 in the core team and 5 supporters. As team leader, Ibeo has partnered with Richard Bishop of Bishop Consulting, well-known specialist in the intelligent vehicle domain. All media, communications and marketing issues are handled by our marketing team, lead-managed by Tanja Veeser. In the technical team, 4 of Ibeos application specialists and 4 supporters work on a combination of existing and future driver assistance systems to operate a normal car autonomously in unknown urban environment.

The race vehicle is a standard VW Passat 2.0 TDI, equipped with 3 laserscanners for 360 perception around the vehicle. No other sensors of any type are required! To take one step beyond the usual research vehicles, the LUX car is near-production in appearance, mostly without visible extensions such as sensors, antennas or processing systems.

The team name is derived from the LUX which is the next generation laserscanner beyond the ALASCA sensor.

Work on the LUX Passat began in July 2006.
Team LUX offers special thanks to Sick AG for their support of our team!

*This information is supplied by the team.  DARPA does not verify team descriptions.

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