Automated driving (level 4) in urban space
Since the beginning of 2019, Volkswagen Group Research is testing fully automated driving on public roads on the Hamburg test track for automated and connected driving. In addition to technical feasibility, the tests with several specially equipped e-Golf cars also focus on the requirements of the urban infrastructure. For safety reasons, a specially trained driver sits at the wheel during the regular test drives, continuously checking all driving functions and intervening in an emergency. The results of the test drives, which are continuously evaluated, are incorporated into the Group's numerous research projects on autonomous driving, optimizing private transport and testing customer-oriented services.
The initiative is part of the strategic mobility partnership between Volkswagen AG and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.
01/2019 - 06/2019
Neusoft's field tests focus on the interaction between vehicles and light signal systems via V2X radio technology according to the IEEE 802.11p standard. The investigations are based on three different areas:
- Analysis of the V2I radio range under different weather conditions by continuous measurements in the field (Ongoing)
- Implementation of an optimal speed recommendation for the driver, so that traffic lights in front can be passed when green (In preparation)
- Influencing the start/stop logic of vehicles to avoid unnecessary engine shutdowns and resulting starting delays (In preparation)
01/2019 - 12/2019