Profilregion Mobilitätssysteme Karlsruhe - TP2: Virtual Test Field for the Verification of Connected and Autonomous Driving Functions

  • contact:

    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Vortisch
    Dipl.-Ing. Sebastian Buck
    Marvin Baumann, M.Sc.

  • funding:

    Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg

    Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Wohnungsbau Baden-Württemberg

  • partner:

    KIT - Institut für Technik der Informationsverarbeitung (ITIV)

    KIT - Institut für Fahrzeugsystemtechnik (FAST)

    KIT - Institut für Regelungs- und Steuerungssysteme (IRS)

    KIT - Institut für Hochfrequenztechnik und Elektronik (IHE)

    KIT - Kompetenzzentrum für angewandte Sicherheitstechnologie (KASTEL)

    Fraunhofer-Institut für Optronik, Systemtechnik und Bildauswertung (IOSB)

    Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI)

    HsKA - Institut für Energieeffizente Mobilität (IEEM)

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Problem Statement

As a result of the increased degree of connectivity and automation of the automobile, both functional safety and information security are becoming key issues in vehicle development. To ensure safe mobility in this growing communication network, these newly developed systems have to be tested in a wide range of traffic situations before they are launched on the market. At present, most of these tests are still carried out on the road.


In order to virtualize this process, a simulation environment is being developed in the project "Virtual Test Field for the Verification of Connected and Autonomous Driving Functions", in which the simulation can be carried out at different levels of abstraction (traffic flow, vehicle guidance, driving physics, etc.). The aim is to be able to test newly developed vehicle systems under a large number of reproducible traffic situations in this "virtual test field".


In this project, the IfV is responsible for the simulation of the traffic flow and is involved in the development of a new data model for the integration of the mentioned abstraction levels.