Main research activities

In order to implement a holistic development and evaluation environment for connected vehicle systems the following activities are pursued within CERM:

  • Extension of the “Aldenhoven Testing Center” with globally relevant communication technologies (e.g. V2X, DSRC, LTE etc.) including the specific assessment of errors (e.g. availability, communication, functional safety etc.)
  • Installation of a modular intersection tool box with variable buildings, traffic signals, road markings etc.
  • Development of a portable reference sensor system to track the behaviour of all traffic participants (vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists etc.) at an intersection
  • Definition of a systematic approach to validate and evaluate innovative connected technologies such as cooperative assistance systems
  • Increase efficiency in development and validation using CERM tools
  • Ensure a reproducible assessment of systems

Example cooperative application

Within the CERM the application “Cooperative collision avoidance for vulnerable road users” is considered as an example to validate the tools developed. This application allows to detect the position of vulnerable road users (VRU) using smartphone or infrastructure based sensors. This information is communicated using V2X standards and the behaviour of the VRU is predicted. In an analysis the effect of limited communication range e.g. caused by buildings is studied.