The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) DLR Air Transportation Systems has two Volkswagen research vehicles – a Passat and an e-Golf – to test new assistance functions for automated driving. Depending on the test requirements, the vehicles can be used either on public roads or on private test routes. Thanks to their modular design, both vehicles can be swiftly equipped with additional sensors at little extra cost. Driver assistance functions can also be tested at any phase of development – from prototype to close to series production. The research vehicles can also be used to study human-vehicle interaction.


Volker Speelmann

Head of Research Infrastructures
German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Executive Board department for Innovation, Transfer and Research Infrastructure
Linder Höhe, 51147 Cologne

DLR Institute of Transportation Systems

German Aerospace Center (DLR)
Institute of Transportation Systems
Lilienthalplatz 7, 38108 Braunschweig