Automated Driving on Motorways and in the Secondary Road Network

Next-generation technology in the automotive industry: using automated driving on motorways to achieve efficient traffic control and infrastructure use

Automated Driving on Motorways and in the Secondary Road Network

The "Testfeld Niedersachsen" (Testbed of Lower Saxony) research project is currently testing automated and networked driving on the A2, A7 and A39 motorways in Germany. The sections of motorway involved in the project are being fitted with technologies used to test a variety of degrees of traffic automation. The entire route is being precisely mapped in order to create a basis for investigations conducted as part of realistic stimulation studies. The project also involves providing the general public with an insight into next-generation technologies in the automotive industry.

Given that around 80,000 commuters travel to Wolfsburg every day, the use of new and innovative systems promises to have a positive impact in terms of more efficient traffic control and infrastructure use. The fact that Wolfsburg is involved in the "Testfeld Niedersachsen" project guarantees that the city will be one of the first locations to be fully prepared for highly automated driving.