TalTech and Silberauto start construction of new self-driving vehicle
Raivo Sell, a researcher of the TalTech School of Engineering and the project manager of Iseauto, confirms the plan to participate in the procurement of the City of Tallinn or Helsinki, for example. "The new self-driving vehicle has an optimized structure and renewed control electronics technology, which is designed to actually transport people to the city streets," says Sell.
Väino Kaldoja, Chairman of the Management Board of Silberauto AS, adds that the most important component in the construction of the new Iseauto is functionality: "Everything is possible, if there are algorithms and equipment; then it's possible to build a vehicle we like."
On the previous vehicle the team of Iseauto has tested various solutions, which can now be used to build a new street-legal Iseauto. "It is easier to build the new Iseauto because the so-called form already exists. On the other hand, there will be much work with on software development. For example, the control computer will be different; also the base frame and engine controllers. However, in appearance, the difference may not be noticeable at all," says Sell.
Students and researchers of the TalTech School of Engineering and the School of Information Technologies in cooperation with Silberauto's top specialists will be building the new Iseauto.
Väino Kaldoja emphasises that Silberauto wants to attract the interest of young people and show them just how big things can be achieved in Estonia: "If we can create and sustain this desire and emotion, we will be able to do greater things in the future."
On November 14, TalTech Rector Jaak Aaviksoo and Chairman of the Board of Silberauto, Väino Kaldoja, signed a contract for the renewal of the Iseauto project.
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