Resource Management System for Highly Automated Urban Traffic

Introduction and Objectives

The requirements to realize automated driving in urban areas are complex. More research and development is needed in several fields, including automotive, information and communication technologies, computer science and traffic engineering. The development efforts by various actors have to be combined to jointly simulate and test new solutions.

Important resources to implement this include test vehicles (connected and automated cars and commercial vehicles) as well as infrastructure components in test corridors, but also development and simulation tools, driving simulators, test facilities and the corresponding data and documents. These resources, and the services, processes and interfaces connected to them, have very heterogeneous functionalities. Often they are separated on spatial, temporal and organizational levels.

In order to bring together the development activities and testing efforts in corridors on an interdisciplinary level, these resources have to be adequately connected. The collaborative research project REMAS addresses these challenges and sets the scientific and technological foundations in the context of highly-automated urban traffic. This includes functionalities for the support and real-time coordination of complex test drives involving several vehicles and for the system monitoring of the research infrastructure, as well as the integration of distinct simulation environments by means of a novel simulation middleware. In addition, a cooperation platform is created on which system requirements, development roadmaps, simulation models and test scenarios can be jointly developed, exchanged and applied for tests.

REMAS will exploit knowledge on systems, methods and technologies and trigger their further development towards new products and services. The project helps the Saxon economy to unlock innovation potential in the areas of automated and connected driving as well as intelligent transport systems.

Funded by

European Union (European Regional Development Fund)

Contribution by the Fraunhofer IVI

The Fraunhofer IVI is responsible for the design of the overall REMAS system and the partial implementation of the central components and functionalities for real-time coordination and monitoring of resources as well as the linkage and integration of development and simulation tools. In addition, the institute is participating in the development of a hybrid simulation development from vehicle and transport system perspectives, including its integration into the overall REMAS system. In particular, a simulation model for the tactical decision-making during driving and a concept for the handling, combination and analysis of the simulation data input and output will be implemented. The Fraunhofer IVI will also be involved in the specification and realization of operating functions of the REMAS system, for instance for resource planning, gathering of requirements or specification of test scenarios.

Project Partners

  • dresden elektronik verkehrstechnik gmbh 
  • FSD Fahrzeugsystemdaten GmbH 
  • IAV GmbH Ingenieurgesellschaft Auto und Verkehr 
  • IVM Institut für Vernetzte Mobilität gGmbH 
  • NXP Semiconductors Germany GmbH 
  • Preh Car Connect GmbH 
  • Chemnitz University of Technology, Chair of Communications Engineering
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Vehicle Mechatronics
  • Technische Universität Dresden, Chair of Traffic Control and Process Automation

Associated Partners

  • LISt Gesellschaft für Verkehrswesen und ingenieurtechnische Dienstleistungen mbH



September 01, 2015 – August 31, 2019
(48 months)

Funding Agency


Sächsische Aufbaubank – Förderbank (SAB)