Automated Driving
in the City

15 partners from the automobile and automotive supplier industry have 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 Energy, they are collaborating on research into new, automated driving functions for the city.

The automation of vehicles has the potential to increase safety and comfort – in particular, in situations which make high demands on the driver. Improved efficiency in traffic flow and a reduction in the number of traffic jams are other objectives that automated vehicles can help to achieve.

Previous research and development activities examining automated driving primarily concentrated on areas with good infrastructure, such as motorways and other types of dual carriageways.

The @CITY project has 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 testing them in conditions close to reality. A particular focus is being directed at auto-mated driving when bottlenecks occur, driving through complex intersections and roundabouts, and the way the automated system interacts with pedestrians and cyclists.

 

Subprojects

 

SP 1

Sensing the environment ­and situational understanding

 

SP 2

Digital map and localisation

 

SP 3

Concepts and pilot applications

 

SP 4

Human-vehicle-interaction

 

SP 5

Automated driving through urban junctions

 

SP 6

Automated driving on urban streets

 

SP 7

Interaction with vulnerable road users

New technologies, concepts and pilot applications

Automated driving functions

Project Profile

Partner: Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH, AUDI AG, Continental Automotive GmbH, Continental Safety Engineering International GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., MAN Truck & Bus SE, Mercedes-Benz AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Technische Universität Chemnitz, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Technische Universität München, Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH

Supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Project Coordinator: Dr. Ulrich Kreßel, Daimler AG

 

The initiative is divided into two project parts:

 

@CITY
New technologies, concepts and pilot applications

Timeline
September 2017–August 2021


Budget
€18.6 million

@CITY-AF
Automated driving functions

Timeline
July 2018–June 2022


Budget
€26.6 million

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