Urban Traffic Research Laboratory (UTRaLab)

Accurate and reliable traffic data form the basis of realistic traffic simulation and forecasting. To test new methods and sensors under realistic conditions, the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) DLR Air Transportation Systems operates a 1.2-kilometre-long measurement and test track, the Urban Traffic Research Laboratory (UTRaLab®), on the Ernst-Ruska-Ufer street in Berlin-Adlershof. Two accessible gantries on the route make ideal locations for the testing and validation of new, innovative traffic detection sensors. Approximately 30,000 vehicles provide traffic flow information every day as they travel from the Berlin districts of Adlershof and Köpenick to the BAB 113 motorway.


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