Network-connected vehicles:The sensors technologies ofAIT help optimize traffic flows.
Automated driving changes the automotive industry and redefines mobility behaviourand infrastructure requirements. AIT sensor technology is an important key to this.
Inventory of infrastructure (3D) for the mod-elling real scenarios
Evaluation of infrastructure measures
Camera-based sensor systems (3D) for context-sensitive information visualization in real-time
Mobile communication networks between vehi-cles and to the infrastructure (V2V, V2I)
Human-machine interface (HMI), such as tech-nology acceptance of new functionalities
Traffic flow simulation, embedding in multi-modal overall traffic, including modelling theinteractions as well as requirements for trafficmanagement
EVALUATION TEST REGION UPPER AUSTRIA NORTH
The aim of the „DigiTrans“ project is to set up andoperate a test environment consisting of a research,development and evaluation structure for automateddriving in Austria.
The test region Austria-North (focus on Upper Aus-tria including adjacent regions) for automated dri-ving with the inclusion of digitization and logisticsaspects was initiated as part of the „Initiative Con-nected Mobility“ of the automotive cluster UpperAustria and jointly developed by the project partnersAutomobile Cluster Upper Austria, AIT, LogistikumFH Steyr and IESTA and filed in the FFG-Call forprobing test environments.
The vision is within reach: To a much larger degree than today, the carwill become a networked and rolling computer in the future. In additionto the established car producers and their system suppliers, dozens ofnew players will rush onto the field to also equip this computer with in-telligence and software.
EXPANDING SHARING MODELS
Owning a vehicle does no longer need to be a household top priority.Rather, people will buy mobility as a service: The robot chauffeur willbe ordered exactly to the minute via an app on the smartphone or withthe touch of the finger on the home technology screen. As a result,boundaries between motorized individual traffic and public transportwill dissolve. The connection mobility for the public passenger trans-port will change greatly. Overall, this may lead to significantly greateraccess to mobility for all age groups and social strata – worldwide.There will be upheavals in the economy as well.
The Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Technol-ogy (bmvit) published the national „Automated Driving“ action plan(„Automated Network-Connected – Mobile“) in June 2016. The AITrecommendations were: together with industry, promote and demanddefined use cases, with first application cases and interdisciplinary R &D projects which concern both local transport and individual mobility.Furthermore, enable test and trial environments, i.e. data acquisition inthe „real world“, while also using the existing strengths of the scienceand technology location Austria in a targeted manner.
In the autumn of 2016, the bmvit set down the testing environments forautomated driving in Austria, as announced in the action plan. The firstprojects were launched in 2017. The AIT has developed a test roadmapin close coordination with the German Aerospace Center (DLR). A num-ber of projects and probes are being carried out based on this roadmap.
REDEFINING VEHICLE COMMUNICATION
AIT is also successfully conducting research into new approaches insensor technology, the interconnection of vehicles (among themselvesand with the infrastructure) including C2X communication, the designand the testing procedures for safety-critical autonomous systems, in-cluding approval procedures. The activities will be implemented in re-search projects of different domains (aviation, rail, automotive, special,construction and agricultural machines, etc.). The resulting potentialtechnology transfer between application domains will increase thespeed of development and reduces costs.