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: tempus@muenchen.de

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.