Safe, connected driving on the digitally-enhanced highway


Reliable and comprehensive preview of the traffic situation by means of powerful, distributed sensors for highly-automated vehicles that are connected via new-generation mobile communication systems.

Project description

The project Providentia - pro-active video-based use of telecommunications technologies in innovative Autobahn scenarios - within the "Funding Guidelines for Automated and Connected Driving in Digital Test Beds in Germany" by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), will provide drivers - and in the case of highly-automated vehicles, the vehicle itself - with a comprehensive view at the road ahead. This is supposed to work reliably and situation-adapted, as well as under adverse weather conditions, while avoiding information overload.

Under the leadership of fortiss, Bavarian State-Institute and Associated Institute with the Technical University of Munich, the consortium of technological leaders (BMW, Cognition Factory, Elektrobit, Huawei, IPG, Rohde & Schwarz) will carry out developments and tests in the A9 test bed, aiming to gain insight into the interplay of various information streams in highly automated vehicles as well as the communication and backend infrastructure.

Research contribution

We expect technologically pace-setting findings not only for next generation (5G) mobile networks, but also for the creation of highly reliable images of the reality in the infrastructure ("back end") with sensor fusion, for the supply of information to highly automated connected vehicles, for the virtualisation of complex traffic scenarios, and - importantly - for the upcoming standardization of fifth generation mobile networks.

Project duration

1.12.2016 - 31.12.2021

 Bernhard Blieninger

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