The Autonomous Driving BW test field launches its project phase
Karlsruhe Transport Authority
To test networked and automated driving in traffic on about 200 km.
The go-ahead has been given for the autonomous driving test field in Baden-Wuerttemberg: in the future, companies and research institutes will test networked and automated driving in traffic on about 200 km.
After five months of trial operation, the autonomous driving test field in Baden-Wuerttemberg (TAF-BW ) was launched on May 3, 2018. At various traffic areas in and around Karlsruhe, Bruchsal and Heilbronn (in future a total of 200 km), companies and research institutes will test technologies and services relating to networked and automated driving under real traffic conditions – for cars and buses as well as commercial vehicles – such as delivery service vehicles. Regulatory and legal framework conditions will also be reviewed.
Conception, planning and expansion of the TAF-BW are subject to a consortium consisting of the FZI Research Center for Computer Science , the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology , the Universities of Karlsruhe and Heilbronn , the Fraunhofer Institute for Optronics, Systems Engineering and Image Evaluation IOSB , and the cities of Karlsruhe, Bruchsal and Heilbronn as well as associated partners.
High-precision 3D maps were created and sensors for real-time traffic monitoring as well as associated influencing factors were installed for the project. The test field operator is the Karlsruhe Transport Authority (KVV) . A similar project is operating on the A9 in Bavaria under the name providentia .