1. Simulation Environment

1. Simulation Environment

The development of the automated control of the inland vessel will initially take place in a simulator. In the first work package, the existing simulator will therefore be extended so that sensor readings can be generated virtually. The artificial intelligence (AI) developed in parallel in a modular fashion for ship control and for implementing the driving behavior functions will then be integrated in a simulation model in such a way that a later parallel porting to a real inland waterway vessel will be possible. Furthermore, the behavior of other road users (vessels in the vicinity of the automated barge) will be modeled and integrated into the simulation environment. The development of the AI for the implementation of the driving behavior functions for different tasks is initially carried out in parallel and then tested in the simulator. Fundamental questions about the choice and structure of the module are efficiently addressed in this way.

Work packages