Test track in Berlin goes into operation22. September 2019
Test track in Berlin goes into operation
A 3.6 km long test track for automated and networked driving was put into operation on the Straße des 17.Juni. The aim is for the vehicles to test new functions. These include weather conditions, free parking spaces and changing traffic lights.
In recent years, researchers at the Technical University of Berlin have built sensors for this purpose and attached them to traffic lights and lanterns. They retrofitted vehicles and developed software to network everything. Now the more than 100 sensors are to record weather conditions, traffic volume, parking situation, environmental pollution or road conditions. This data is anonymized and evaluated with the help of special software in order to make forecasts on the various topics.
At the heart of the project is the “Digital PR Reference Framework” developed by the TU Berlin, which is intended to provide the prerequisites for networking the test track, vehicles and control centre. The federal government is funding the project with 4.6 million euros.