TEMPUS links urban and rural areas and tests different applications on roads of various classifications. In total we have more than 100 kilometers of testing routes on urban roads and highways. In our test area — unlike many other projects — both WLAN-based ITSG5 technology and mobile radio-based CV2X technology can be used as short-range transmission method. This is currently unique!
Our test field is public and available to companies after registration. The usage is free of charge. Contact us and we will clarify the specific requirements and framework conditions of a potential application. We look forward!
Active participation in the research is possible. Initial focus group interviews have already been conducted, for which citizens can register and contribute their personal assessments of automated driving and road safety. We will also survey people by mail in the test field as well as in a reference field. At this point, the participation of citizens is essential and we would be pleased if as many interested persons as possible take part.
The project duration is 30 months (start in early 2021). The German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV) is funding our research project with approximately 11.5 million euros. The German Aerospace Center (DLR Projektträger) is the project promoter.
In total we are 13 partners from industry, research, and administration. The City of Munich (Landeshauptstadt München, LHM) holds the project lead. Our partners: BMW Group, EBUSCO, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (ITIV), Free State of Bavaria — Bavarian State Construction Administration (LBD) , PTV Group, Munich City Utilities GmbH, Technical University of Dresden (TUD), Technical University of Munich (TUM), Trafficon - Traffic Consultants GmbH, Traffic Technology Services Europe GmbH (TTS), Yunex GmbH and 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH.
A test field is an area where innovative technologies are researched and tested for further development under controlled conditions. Our test field is cross-territorial and is located in the north of Munich. The urban part of the test field spans between Olympiapark and Kieferngarten, the surrounding area is located between A9, A99 and Unterschleißheim (see overview map).
Yes! The acceptance of automated driving will be investigated scientifically. Residents of the test area will be involved in a participatory manner. In addition, there will be surveys of passers-by on their opinion of automated vehicles and on their subjective perception of safety when interacting with the vehicles. You have questions or suggestions regarding the test field? Feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
The test field is located on public space, but test drives are only carried out by certain companies, which must register with us in advance. A ride along is therefore unfortunately not possible.
A Roadside Unit (RSU) is a radio module that is applied to traffic lights and can receive and send data/information. The RSU transmits information about the signal of the traffic light and the road topology to the automated vehicle (SPaT and MAP). Public transport buses or emergency vehicles, such as fire department vehicles, can communicate with the traffic lights/infrastructure and, for example, change the switching phases to pass through an intersection more quickly and safely.
Automated vehicles need safety-critical information within a fraction of a second in the intersection area in order to be able to react appropriately. At present, only near-field communication via ITSG5 (WLAN-based) and CV2X (cellular-based) guarantees sufficiently short latencies. Other non-time-critical applications such as public transport acceleration can also be handled via the 5G mobile network. However, this requires a protected connection.
The TEMPUS project investigates various innovative measures that have the potential to make traffic more efficient and safer in the future. Through this research project, we are gaining important insights regarding effective digitization of the traffic infrastructure and intelligent networks of communicating vehicles.
VRU are e.g., pedestrians, cyclists, or e‑scooter drivers. At TEMPUS, we also put a special focus on children, elderly, and mobility-impaired individuals. We study a) the interaction of automated and connected vehicles with VRUs and b) the acceptance of VRUs towards vehicles.
MAP and SPAT are data types. They are transmitted via the RSUs to vehicles in the intersection area. A MAP file contains the road topology, a SPaT file the signal data of the traffic light (Signal Phase and Timing). The two file types update the automated vehicle about the intersection for a reliable and safe journey through the intersection.
Cameras will only be used at selected intersections (Allacher Str./ Wintrichring and Milbertshofener Straße /Knorrstraße) and at specific times in the test field to test the turning assistant for cyclists and to investigate interactions between VRU and AVF. We follow all data protection guidelines and no personalized data is stored.
Cross-territorial means that several jurisdictions or administrative levels are involved. In the case of TEMPUS this is the City of Munich (LHM) for the urban area of Munich and the Bavarian State Building Department for the surrounding area of Munich. The test field thus involves several municipalities and jurisdictions.