Making autonomous driving safer. This is KARLI.

Making autonomous driving safer. This is KARLI.

INVENSITY will actively participate in the BMWi funding program “Artificial Intelligence as a Key Technology for the Vehicle of the Future” over the next 3 years. The goal of the KARLI project is to develop an adaptive, responsive and level-appropriate interaction between humans and vehicles of the future and to use artificial intelligence (AI) methods to develop new safety-relevant assistance systems.

Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp is head of the Technology Hub and responsible for INVENSITY’s share of the KARLI project.

INV: Hello Dr. Großerüschkamp, thank you for taking the time for this interview. The KARLI project (Artificial Intelligence for Adaptive, Responsive and Level-Adaptive Intelligence in the Vehicle of the Future) started at the beginning of July. What is it about and what are you most looking forward to?

Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp: Together with our project partners, we are pursuing the goal in KARLI of using artificial intelligence and machine learning to make automated driving a safe and comfortable experience for every passenger with their individual needs. Personally, I am looking forward to working with our partners and learning from each other.

INV: Why is KARLI a forward-looking project?

Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp : AI technologies have now reached a high level of maturity. KARLI is forward-looking because the potential of these technologies is now being exploited to specifically address the current challenges of automated driving.

INV: What is the positive impact of the KARLI project and what is the USP?

Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp: Automated driving can make traffic even safer and also more energy-efficient. One positive influence of KARLI will be to drive this trend forward.

INV: Who all is involved in the project?

Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp : The consortium consists of 11 partners, each contributing individual expertise and experience. Among them are: Continental, Ford, Audi, Fraunhofer, paragon semvox, TWT, studiokurbos, Allround Team, Hochschule der Medien, Uni Stuttgart and INVENSITY.

INV: What role does INVENSITY play in this groundbreaking project?

Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp: At INVENSITY, we are focusing on cloud-based AI development of safety-critical systems and developing suitable process models. For example, we will build a suitable cloud infrastructure, develop security concepts and also train AI models for the early prediction of motion sickness.

INV: How long is the project scheduled to last and who from INVENSITY is involved in it?

Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp : The project will run for three years. Various competence centers will be involved in INVENISTY. These include Data Systems, Safety Management, Cybersecurity and the Technology Hub.

INV: The KARLI project is funded by the BMWi. Could you perhaps explain the background to this in a little more detail?

Dr. Marc Großerüschkamp: The BMWi has launched the “New Vehicle and System Technologies” funding program. This program supports projects that make an important contribution to the use of new technologies in development. We outlined the first project ideas together with Fraunhofer IAO and Continental. Then we were able to win more and more partners and together we developed the KARLI project application.

INV: Thank you for your time and the exciting insight into the KARLI project.

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