Automated and connected mobility

Test Bed Low­er Sax­ony

Testing the sensor concept
Test­ing the sen­sor con­cept
Image 1/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Testing the sensor concept

Test­ing the sen­sor con­cept dur­ing a mea­sure­ment cam­paign on the A39.
Technology for the test field Lower Saxony
Tech­nol­o­gy for the test field Low­er Sax­ony
Image 2/3, Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

Technology for the test field Lower Saxony

Tech­nol­o­gy, which is al­ready in­stalled at the AIM re­search junc­tion, is al­so in­stalled and used with­in the frame­work of the test field in Low­er Sax­ony.
Lower Saxony Test Field
Low­er Sax­ony Test Field
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Lower Saxony Test Field

The Low­er Sax­ony Test Field is a unique re­search in­fras­truc­ture for the de­vel­op­ment and test­ing of au­to­mat­ed and net­worked ve­hi­cles.

Automated and networked vehicles contribute towards relieving traffic congestion, reducing the number of accidents and increasing comfort levels during road journeys. The energy efficiency of road transport can also be improved in this way, while negative environmental impacts can be mitigated.

An effective and flexible test infrastructure is vital for the efficient development of automated and networked vehicles. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) is establishing a test site in Lower Saxony for this purpose, together with the State of Lower Saxony, ADAC Niedersachsen/Sachsen-Anhalt e.V., Continental AG, IAV GmbH, NordSys GmbH, Oecon Products & Services GmbH, Siemens AG, Volkswagen AG and Wolfsburg AG. This open research platform offers a unique and comprehensive combination of testing options, ranging from simulations through to test routes on public roads.

In addition to offering highly accurate maps of traffic routes, the test field offers sections of motorway with state-of-the-art tracking and communications technologies. Upon completion, the test field in Lower Saxony will comprise approximately 280 kilometres on the A 2, A 7, A 39, and A 391 motorways, as well as several federal highways and state roads in the areas around Hanover, Wolfsburg, Braunschweig and Salzgitter. It integrates the established routes from the Application Platform for Intelligent Mobility (AIM), which has been fully operational since 2014 and has been deployed in Braunschweig city centre. Road tests can be conducted across Lower Saxony in a variety of traffic environments and situations.

  • Simon Neuenhöfer
    Pro­gramme Co­or­di­na­tor Trans­port
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)
    Telephone: +49 2203 601-3610
    Fax: +49 2203 601-4712
    Linder Höhe
    51147 Köln
  • Denise Nüssle
    Ger­man Aerospace Cen­ter (DLR)

    Com­mu­ni­ca­tions and Me­dia Re­la­tions
    Telephone: +49 711 6862-8086
    Fax: +49 711 6862-636
    Pfaffenwaldring 38-40
    70569 Stuttgart

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