At DLR, we use state-of-the-art hardware and software to test new driving assistance systems and automated driving. We can install this software in various types of vehicles and make use of an extensive fleet of vehicles in tailored testing environments.
How do drivers behave in critical situations? Which assistance systems could support them in the future? These are some of the questions we are answering at the DLR Institute of Transportation Systems.
Investigating the effects of cooperative driver assistance systems on drivers and the traffic environment requires research vehicles equipped with flexible technology. In doing so, cooperative assistance systems can be tested, analysed, and validated on the road at an early stage of development.
For traffic research in the city, we operate modular hardware and software platforms that can be installed in different types of vehicles with minimal effort, such as the ViewCar or the FASCar.
All DLR research vehicles are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and can be used individually for data collection in tailored test campaigns. The installation of V2X communication technology is possible quickly and without great effort.
✅ All research vehicles in DLR’s vehicle fleet can be used for tests by external partners and customers
✅ The data collected from internal test drives is also available to external parties
✅ DLR hardware and software can be integrated into any research vehicle with minimal time and expense
✅ The vehicle fleet can be used year round, at any time of day and under various weather conditions
✅ Test scenarios can be adapted to specific conditions
✅ Research vehicles can be equipped with technology for researching driver behaviour (naturalistic driver observation), intermodular travel assistance and V2X communication
DLR’s research vehicle fleet enables the following activities:
Where can the vehicles in DLR’s fleet be used?
The vehicles in DLR’s fleet can be used individually and can be tested on dedicated test fields as well as on public roads.
For which tests are the research vehicles suitable?
Depending on requirements, hardware and software can be installed in the research vehicles for researching driver behaviour or testing driving assistance systems and communication technology, among other things.
What is the procedure for booking the research vehicles?
All DLR research vehicles are available to customers and external partners for their own tests. Please submit a booking request via our booking form or contact us for further information.