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Official Launch of the Northern Nevada Living Lab

Intelligent Mobility – Solutions for safe, clean and efficient transportation

January 19, 2017

Since the Governor of Nevada first visited the Fraunhofer IVI in July 2015, both sides have been actively pursuing efforts to collaborate in building digital test beds for autonomous driving in Saxony and Nevada. As a result, the establishment of a »Living Lab« in northern Nevada is now under way, aiming to explore solutions for safe, clean and efficient transportation. Building on the expertise of the University of Nevada, public transportation is the primary research focus.

Using the county’s state-of-the-art electric buses manufactured by Proterra, the initial research conducted will explore how vehicles sense their environment and communicate with other vehicles, infrastructure such as traffic signals and systems, and individual people through their mobile devices. The goal is to develop safe, synchronized, zero-emission mobility systems, and thereby involving students in this work, who are contributing to the preparedness of the future workforce.

In addition to the regional transport provider, the Governor's Office for Economic Development, the cities of Reno, Sparks and Carson City and other regional companies and institutions, and the Fraunhofer IVI joined as project partner. The institute connects Intelligent Mobility to Living Lab developments being explored in Germany. »As a result of collaboration with Fraunhofer, this takes on global importance and elevates the work we are doing to an international stage,« Steve Hill, director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development, said.

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Award ceremony EcoTrain

Innovative and visionary projects are honored and become more visible within the framwork of a German-wide “Landmarks in the Land of Ideas” competition.

On November 2, 2016, DB RegioNetz GmbH received the certificate - signed by Federal President Joachim Gauck - for their research project EcoTrain. The award ceremony has taken place in Annaberg-Buchholz.

The conversion of the ‘Erzgebirgsbahn’ railcar happens in cooperation with TU Dresden, TU Chemnitz as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI.

Due to its intended modular hybrid drive system, complete electrified auxiliary equipment and environmentally-friendly CO2-air conditioning, the diesel and energy consumption shall be reduced. Hence, the noise and pollutant emission will be decreased.

Project completion AutoNet2030

On October 27, 2016, the EU research project »AutoNet2030 – Cooperative Systems in Support of Networked Automated Driving by 2030« was completed on the test site AstaZero in Sweden. The results are important milestones within the development of connected, highly automated driving.

In cooperation with automobile manufacturers, supplier and research institutions, ‘the AutoNet2030 project’ developed a system for cooperated driving in convoy within 3 years. Three essential components are integrated by the system: Cooperative decentralized control of the vehicles, communication for supporting automated driving maneuvers as well as on-board sensor technology for high-precision positioning and reliable detection of the environment.

The project’s concluding Workshop included specialized lectures and of course driving presentations. Dr. Andreas Festag, group leader of »Cooperative Systems« at the Fraunhofer IVI, introduced in his presentation enhanced communications technologies for cooperative automated driving. Driving presentations showed the drive of three vehicles in convoy formation with cooperative, automated maneuvers for changing lanes. A special aspect was mixed traffic, containing automated as well as manually controlled vehicles. The Fraunhofer IVI supported the driving presentation with a demonstrator for the visualization of the communication and automated maneuver. 

Kick-Off AutoTruck

On September 8, 2016, the nine partners of the AutoTruck research project got together in Lehrte. One week before this event the three years project officially started under the leadership of Götting KG.

For realizing the fully automatic cooperative services of commercial vehicles in appropriate automation zones the following technologies shall be developed and demonstrated within a logistic center with adjacent access road:

  • high-precision positioning and navigation,
  • secure collision avoidance,
  • car-2-infrastructure-communication,
  • real-time maneuver-planning
  • automatic docking.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) within the professional program »Neue Fahrzeug- und Systemtechnologien« (new vehicle and system technologies).

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