Our Test Bed Lower Saxony

Our Test Bed Lower Saxony
Automated and connected vehicles help to relieve road traffic, reduce the number of accidents and increase comfort when travelling. They can also improve the energy efficiency of transport and reduce negative environmental impacts. The test bed was put into operation in January 2020.
 
Powerful and flexible test infrastructures are a crucial tool for the efficient development of automated and connected vehicles. The German Aerospace Centre (DLR) is setting up the Test Bed 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 and trial options - from simulation to routes in public spaces.
 
In addition to highly accurate maps of the traffic routes, the test bed offers motorway sections with state-of-the-art recording and communication technology. Once fully developed, the Test Bed Lower Saxony will comprise around 280 kilometres of routes on the A 2, A 7, A 39 and A 391 motorways as well as several federal and rural roads in the Hanover, Wolfsburg, Braunschweig and Salzgitter areas. It integrates the established routes from the Intelligent Mobility (AIM) application platform, which has been fully operational in Braunschweig city centre since 2014. This means that driving tests can be carried out in a variety of traffic environments and situations in Lower Saxony.