And they're off! Today's youth designs the automobile of the future
For more than ten years now Open Roberta has been encouraging youthful enthusiasm for technology. The initiative "Germany – The Land of Ideas" ("Deutschland – Land der Ideen") has recognized the Fraunhofer project "Open Roberta – Learning Programming Playfully" for its work. Now Roberta is once again drawing on the inspired ideas of young people: Secondary school students can contribute their own ideas in a competition on designing a self-driving car.
Sit back, have a nap while the car independently drives you from Munich to Hamburg. Or relax comfortably in the back seat while answering e-mails as the autopilot navigates you along the fastest route from home to the office. There are no limits to ideas about how the self-driving vehicle of the future could look and what it should be able to do. The Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS, Google, Daimler and LEGO Education have set out to collect these ideas in the Germany-wide Open Roberta Challenge "Our Self-Driving Car". They want to find about the vehicles young people are dreaming about.