Sichere Intelligente Mobilität - Testfeld Deutschland

Project description

The research project 'simTD' will shape tomorrow's safe and intelligent mobility through research and testing of car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure (together, car-2-x) communication and its applications. The project started in September 2008 and will run for four years. simTD will put the results of previous research projects into practice. For this purpose realistic traffic scenarios will be addressed in a large-scale field test that includes the infrastructure around the Hessian city of Frankfurt. The project will also pave the way for the political, economic and technological framework to successfully set up car-to-x networking.

To achieve those objectives, several automotive and telecommunication companies, the Hessian state government and renowned universities and research institutions are working together. The Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology, the Ministry for Education and Research as well as the Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Affairs are funding and supporting the project.

simTD is pursuing the following main objectives:

  • Increased road safety and improved efficiency of the existing traffic system through the use of car-to-x communication
  • Definition and validation of a roll-out scenario for the identified functions and applications through practice-oriented experiments and field operational tests
  • Definition, analysis, specification and documentation of the functions to be developed and tested, as well as the resulting requirements for the overall system for selected functions and tests
  • Development of test and validation metrics and methods in each phase of the overall system development in order to allow measurement and evaluation of the results
  • Consolidation and harmonization of feasibility and performance requirements as well as ensuring their compatibility
  • Verification of functions and requirements within the context of individual milestones

Tasks of the Chair

The research tasks within the simTD project cover three different testbeds: real traffic, traffic simulation and driving simulation. TUM-VT is solely responsible for the traffic simulation, where car-to-X functions are modeled, analyzed and evaluated. The results of the field operational test serve as input for validation and calibration of the simulation.TUM-VT's research work is carried out in cooperation with the Chair of Psychology III (Methodology and Traffic Sciences) at the Center for Traffic Sciences of the Universität Würzburg where a driving simulator is operated and developed. In addition, TUM-VT is extensively involved in the planning, implementation, analysis and evaluation of the field operational test.Based on the results of the traffic simulation and the field operational test, TUM-VT examines in detail the effects of the car-to-X functions on traffic safety and traffic efficiency.

Keywords Car2X, C2X, V2X, FOT, Field Operational Test, Feldversuch, Testfeld
Funding Source Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWI)
Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMWF)
Project Partners Adam Opel GmbH
BMW Forschung und Technik GmbH
Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
Daimler AG
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH
Deutsche Telekom AG
Ford Forschungszentrum Aachen GmbH
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
Hessisches Landesamt für Straßen- und Verkehrswesen
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft des Saarlandes
Robert Bosch GmbH
Stadt Frankfurt am Main
Technische Universität Berlin
Universität Würzburg
Volkswagen AG
Project Duration September 2008 till April 2013
Contact Silja Hoffmann, Mathias Baur, Florian Schimandl, Sebastian Gabloner, Martin Margreiter