Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI): 5G Strategy for Germany »An Offensive for the Development of Germany as Leading Market for 5G Networks and Applications«

July 12, 2017

Fostering research, supporting test fields

»The project „HarmonizeDD“ on the digital test field Dresden develops a new cloud-based overall system to support highly automated and conventional vehicles for an improved interaction in inner-city mixed traffic. Source: Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI)

News clip on MDR »Connected Cars«

July 7, 2017

© Fraunhofer IVI

When Cars Become Robots

»It will take time until cars can move independently trough the traffic. 'Real autonomous driving in any driving situations will become possible in the distant future.' says Andreas Festag of the Fraunhofer IVI in Dresden. Sensors and cameras on vehicles need to be improved to work in all weathers. Udo Wehner, IAV GmbH, recognizes the challenges in complex environmental perception that need to be realized by the car. 'It must react reasonable in each situation. This is not feasible overnight. We can simulate a lot of situations but to simulate the complexity of environmental scenarios will become an exciting challenge in the future.'« Source: MDR

Article in Sächsische Zeitung »When cars control themselves«

June 7, 2017

Digital Test Field Still in the Making

»Two years ago, approaching a red traffic light autonomously was demonstrated at Fritz-Löffler-Platz in Dresden. However, the comprehensive test in chaotic urban traffic, where cars, pedestrians, trams, buses or cyclists need to interact, is still pending. Dresden is one out of six cities nationwide that receive financial funds by the federal government for building up an urban digital test field.« Source: Sächsische Zeitung

Article in Dresdener Neueste Nachrichten »Dresden test the future of driving«

May 16, 2017

2018 Initial Tests with Driverless Cars in Dresden

»The era of automated and autonomous vehicles has begun. Dresden wants to play an important role in experimentation of the new technology especially for city traffic. Five corridors within the city will run as test field for autonomous, closely connected vehicles and electronic assistant systems.« Source: Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

Full article (in German)