to the @CITY
Automated Drivingin the City
In September 2017, 15 partners from the automobile and automotive supplier industry joined forces with universities and research institutes to participate in the collaborative project @CITY. With the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, they collaborated on research into new, automated driving functions for the city.
The benefits that highly automated urban traffic will offer to all road users are enormous. Not only will we be able to provide everyone using the urban environment with the highest level of individual mobility; the technologies also offer the opportunity to further significantly reduce accident rates and make much more efficient use of the existing infrastructure.
The @CITY project had set itself the challenge of turning automated driving functions for the much more complex urban environment into reality for the first time in the form of prototypical test vehicles, and tested them in conditions close to reality. A particular focus was directed at automated driving when bottlenecks occur, driving through intersections and roundabouts, and the way the automated system interacts with pedestrians and cyclists.
After more than four years of interdisciplinary research, the work was successfully concluded. At the final event in June 2022, the project partners presented their results at the Aldenhoven Testing Center.