The Digital Urban Traffic Test Bed

Automated and connected driving (CAD) plays a major role in the traffic research of the state of Berlin. In addition to many studies on organizational and legal issues, the research activities focus on tests in real traffic, especially in the municipal digital test field “Urban Traffic” in the district of Reinickendorf. In addition to many studies on organizational and legal issues, the research activities focus on tests in real traffic, especially in the Digital Urban Traffic Test Bed in the district of Berlin-Reinickendorf.

Current Information

News from the test bed are regularly published here. An overview of all contributions and news about our projects can be found in the logbook. An overview of all contributions and news about our projects can be found in the logbook.

About the Test Bed

The Senate Department for the Environment, Transportation and Climate Protection (SenUVK) is responsible for the construction and further development of the test field, which is consistently focusing on the expansion and modernization of the existing infrastructure. By integrating it into its municipal processes, the State of Berlin is also ensuring that the infrastructure available at the test site will continue to be operated beyond the end of the current project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI). This digital test bed is thus also open to third-parties beyond the end of the current project. The State of Berlin expressly invites you to intensively research, develop and test the future of automated and connected driving in urban traffic here.

Interested parties can contact the SenUVK:
hello@testfeld-berlin.de

Test Bed Projects

Logo Shuttles&Co

January 2020 – December 2021
In Shuttles&Co, we will address the self-updating of digital maps based on the perception of autonomous vehicles, the improvement of perception and prediction in automated and connected driving, as well as control and traffic information based on V2X communication. The highly automated minibus known as the “See-Meile” will run agin in Alt-Tegel. Additionally acceptance will be researched.
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Logo See-Meile

August 2019 – January 2020
The highly automated minibus known as the “See-Meile” ran from summer 2019 until January 2020 from the Alt-Tegel subway station in the direction of the Greenwichpromenate. Passengers could use the busses free of charge.
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Logo Safari

June 2017 – December 2019
The focus was the investigation of the self-updating of digital maps of the State of Berlin based on the perception of automated vehicles.
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The Umbrella Brand "Digital Urban Traffic Test Bed "

Berlin is a very important research location in the field of highly automated, autonomous and connected driving. The Senate Department for Environment, Traffic and Climate Protection is currently working on a large number of research projects in this area, projects that pursue the goal of developing, testing and validating innovative traffic and mobility solutions. These Projects pursue the goal of developing, testing and validating innovative traffic and mobility solutions. The knowledge and experience gained from these projects will contribute to a sustainable urban transportation.

The goal of the Senate Department for Environment, Transportation and Climate Protection (SenUVK) is therefore to bring together the large number of projects under one umbrella brand and thus strategically strengthen Berlin as a core location with regard to highly automated, autonomous and connected driving in the field of traffic management and traffic engineering.

Future projects in the field of automated, autonomous and connected driving can be managed under the umbrella brand “Digitales Testfeld Stadtverkehr” in coordination with SenUVK and use the corresponding logo.

The State of Berlin is bringing together central projects from the field of automated and connected driving to create an integrated application-oriented approach with supra-regional impact. In addition to the testing of highly automated fleet vehicles in the Berlin mobility system, topics such as user and social acceptance, exchange formats and transferability of the solution (scaling to other regional settings in Berlin, open source applications) are linked with the practice-oriented use of innovative technologies (perception and prediction, connectivity, traffic control, traffic information based on V2X communication). For this purpose, the test bed in Berlin-Reinickendorf will be enlarged and significantly upgraded.

Thus, essential results from previous projects will be incorporated and further developed. This applies in particular to the testing of self-updating maps with all traffic-relevant static, partially static and dynamic content and the digitization and simplification of the associated administrative processes.