Cognitive and Cooperating Systems

The »Cognitive and Cooperating Systems« department investigates anticipatory connected and automated driving under consideration of all road users as well as the transport infrastructure. Special emphasis is put on the cooperation between the involved players, focusing on the reliable exchange of information and messages. This includes the development of communication protocols and applications to enable cooperation between vehicles and infrastructure.

Detecting, learning and anticipating traffic scenarios can be achieved with the help of cognitive systems. For tackling current transportation challenges, these systems offer novel methods and algorithms that serve to effectively support and manage automated and connected driving in urban areas – one example being the so-called smart intersection.

For developing, implementing and testing their solutions in close collaboration with other departments, the researchers can use the laboratory facilities and closed test area of the institute as well as the Dresden digital test bed.

The Fraunhofer IVI takes a leading role in Saxony’s »Synchrone Mobilität 2023« high-tech initiative, investigating automated and connected driving functions in the urban digital test bed in Dresden. Since 2019, the Fraunhofer IVI has been one of the partners within the European »C-ROADS Germany Urban Nodes« initiative. In this action, the institute is responsible for developing and harmonizing pilot applications for connected driving in Dresden.

Range of Services

  • Concept, test and supply of cooperative and cognitive system solutions for connected and automated driving
  • Implementation of hybrid cloud systems, C-ITS backend systems, as well as management systems for connected infrastructures
  • Development of algorithms and communication protocols for innovative transport applications and services
  • Design and implementation of hybrid simulation environments
  • Infrastructure object detection to provide traffic-relevant dynamic objects and scenarios
  • Equipment of test vehicles for automated and connected driving including visualization of applications
  • Planning, realization and assessment of test drives and communication tests (laboratory, closed test area as well as public Dresden digital test bed)