Fraunhofer Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure«

The Fraunhofer Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure« at the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) focuses on current and future topics of automated and cooperative driving. By means of wayside protection systems and a high-performance car-2-infrastructure communication, safety risks of partially and fully automated traffic flows should be reduced and overall traffic become more efficient.

Diverse competences in the fields of sensor technology, communication and artificial intelligence are combined, fostering synergies with the local industry and aiming for close cooperation with the city of Ingolstadt and its partners. 

Existing research infrastructures at the THI and the Fraunhofer IVI as well as the planned urban test field for intelligent mobility IN2LAB in Ingolstadt will serve as a basis for the application center.

Plans for the coming years include the development of further technology fields in the areas of autonomous systems, digitalization of transport as well as vehicle and road safety.

Application Fields

Infrastructural safety assurance of traffic

  • Cooperative environment perception
  • Vehicle and infrastructure data fusion
  • Interaction with »Vulnerable Road Users«

Traffic control and management

  • Optimization of traffic flows
  • Cooperative maneuvers
  • Analysis of traffic and accident data

Function monitoring of vehicles and infrastructure

  • Measurement systems for condition monitoring
  • Sensor monitoring, detection of defective functions and re-calibration
  • Life cycle prognosis
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Urban Air Mobility and autonomous flight

  • AI-based environmental and situational awareness
  • Intelligent trajectory planning
  • Mission-AI and autopilot


Artificial intelligence in the Ingolstadt traffic system

New research project KIVI starts at Fraunhofer Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure«

Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer and MdB Dr. Reinhard Brandl hand over the grant notification to the KIVI project coordinator Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Bogenberger (TUM)

How can artificial intelligence improve traffic control and road safety in urban environments? This question is the focus of the recently launched project »Artificial Intelligence in the Ingolstadt Traffic System« (KIVI), in which the Fraunhofer Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure« is one of eight partners.

For the development of data-driven methods of artificial intelligence, a high-definition test field will be created as part of the KIVI project in the 5G test field, which is also planned in Ingolstadt. In this test field, the local sensor technology used detects all road users using AI methods.

Launch of the Fraunhofer Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure« in Ingolstadt

In December 2019, the first staff members started their work at the Application Center. The official launch including the handing over of the grant notification was planned for the 26th of March 2020. Given the current restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the event will been postponed.