Safely automated wayside infrastructure monitoring and V2X communication

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


Lauch 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.