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Congress: Development of a vehicle state estimator using the Unscented Kalman Filter algorithm

Event: FISITA World Congress 14-16 September 2021 online

Name: Hannes Heidfeld, Head of Innovation. Research Assistant

Company: Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg

Presentation Title: F2020-VDC-090 Optimization based design of an UKF vehicle state estimator

Please introduce yourself briefly…

My name is Hannes Heidfeld and I work as an Research Assistant at the Chair for Mechatronics at Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg. My research topic is the development of vehicle state estimators with focus on vehicle dynamic control for electric vehicles.

What you will talk about at this year’s FISITA World Congress?

I will talk about the development of a vehicle state estimator using the Unscented Kalman Filter algorithm. Different approaches for optimization-based tuning of the filter are presented. And the results are compared.

What benefits will participants gain from your presentation?

The participants will get insight in the complex task of Unscented Kalman Filter tuning using the example of vehicle state estimation.

Which trends do you consider as the most important for your domain of research and your geographical region, and what challenges and opportunities do these trends present?

Future trends might be the connection towards autonomous driving, integration of additional sensors like cameras and the usage of artificial intelligence.

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About the FISITA World Congress

Since 1947, the FISITA World Congress has been the leading international meeting place for industry experts, engineers and executives to exchange ideas and discuss the trends that drive the automotive industry forward. The theme for the 38th FISITA World Congress is 'From automobile to mobility. New roles. New challenges' and it will take place 14-16 September 2021, with the opportunity for the global audience to join virtually available for the first time. Registration is now open, with the Early Bird and special registration rates available until 31 August 2021.

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