By a virtual drive ideas and concepts of the test area automated driving Baden-Wuerttemberg will be shown focusing on autonomous driving and car2x functions and data infrastructure. The Demonstrator consisting of a model car, video wall and traffic light with road side unit demonstrates the communication between traffic light, car, and traffic light information. The CeBIT visitors will find out more about challenges, solutions and advantages of future mobility.
In the test area vehicle systems for automated and connected driving can be tested under real traffic conditions. Applications for future mobility such as automated driving of cars, buses or commercial vehicles, street cleaning or delivery services for instance, can be evaluated.
With the requested funds, various kinds of traffic areas are planned to be prepared for automated and linked driving. The tracks of the test area will be composed of all relevant road types and traffic conditions from mixed vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic in urban areas to municipal car parks, res-idential areas, and state roads and federal highways up to motorway sections to Stuttgart and Heilbronn. Therefore, highly precise 3D maps will be generated and sensors for the real-time acquisition of traffic and its influencing factors will be installed. Then, the data will be processed and made available to the users of the test area. Furthermore, the users will be given information about traffic light phases and bus, city and tram traffic flows.
The Ministry of Transport in charge provides 2.5 million Euros for the design, planning and development of the test area. The development has begun in 2016, the first launch is scheduled for 2017.