The ika-Meetup Series of Events


One of the greatest challenges of our time, shaping the mobility of the future, is the focus of ika-Meetups. Launched in March 2018 with the focus on "Automated Driving", they have firmly established themselves in the scientific calendar of events on the RWTH campus. At the beginning of this year the topic "E-Mobility" was added.

Like their role models in Silicon Valley, the ika Meetups are also characterized by a relaxed atmosphere, in which the participants eagerly discuss the topic over snacks and drinks after each lecture and expand their personal network

The speakers are proven experts from research and industry who present current research and development topics. The lectures do not have the character of a purely scientific specialist lecture and it is important that, in addition to the technical solution, practical applications are also presented.

In addition to experts from the automotive sector (engineering colleagues as well as scientific and technical staff), the target group naturally includes students from the RWTH and FH Aachen and interested citizens from the city region.

Thanks to sponsoring by fka GmbH, admission, snacks and drinks are free of charge.

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The next ika-Meetup will be held on Thursday, September 24!

[Grafik: ika-Meetup]

Our Meetup series for interested parties presents and discusses current, practice-relevant research topics in the field of future mobility.

High Fidelity Maps:
Scaling 3D Mapping for Automated Driving

Dr. Henning Lategahn (atlatec)

High-precision digital maps have proven to be a central component in the development, operation and safety assurance of automated driving functions. In his presentation, Henning Lategahn will show what digital maps can look like and what their advantages are. He will show how altatec can create high-fidelity 3D maps on a large scale using only cameras and GPS. For this purpose, a very efficient creation process has been developed to ensure broad availability, moderate costs and high actuality for a wide range of applications.

[Foto: Dr. Jan Philipp Schmidt-Ewig]

Dr. Henning Lategahn

  • is Founder and Managing Director of atlatec GmbH
  • deals with efficient generation of high-precision digital maps

The event starts at 18:00 hrs.
Registration is requested.

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Timo Woopen M.Sc.
Manager Research Area Vehicle Intelligence & Automated Driving
+49 241 80 23549




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