Article in Freie Presse: »When Traffic Lights Radio the Car«

October 10, 2019

For four years, companies and research institutes have been investigating solutions on how to make traffic run more smoothly. Now the first results have been presented. Source: Freie Presse Chemnitzer Zeitung

Article in Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten: »Dresden's Engineers Teach Cars How to Drive Autonomously«

October 10, 2019

The traffic management system in Dresden helps researchers to test their ideas for future mobility. Four research projects present their first results. Source: Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten

Article in Sächsische Zeitung: »Flows as if by Magic«

October 10, 2019

The Saxon Energy Agency Saena presents the first results for automated driving on the Dresden test track

Dresden is one of eight German digital test fields, which receive funding from the Federal Ministry of Transport for the development of highly automated and connected driving. Saxony stands out: Autonomous driving is investigated here as part of urban traffic –  that is the interplay of automated and conventional vehicles together with digitally connected traffic signal systems and standard installations. Source: Sächsische Zeitung

Online Article in Autoland Sachsen: »Cars and Traffic Lights Connected«

November 23, 2018

The future of road traffic has "landed" at Dresden airport. On the airport road, a fleet of four vehicles passes by connected traffic signal systems, which are located at intersections equipped with communication modules. Source: Autoland Sachsen

Online Article in heise Autos »Dresden: Corridor for Autonomous Driving«

June 18, 2018

Starting in fall 2018, connected and highly automated vehicles will be on the road for tests in the area surrounding the Dresden airport. A local road is currently being equipped with Roadside Units (RSU). With the help of these little boxes, information can be exchanged between traffic lights and cars. Saxony's capital Dresden is one of seven test regions throughout Germany, in which research institutions and companies are investigating highly automated driving. Source: heise Autos.

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

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