Test Site Munich - Pilot Test Urban Automated Road Traffic/Transport

Within the project TEMPUS, connected and automated vehicles for private transport but also for local public transport are tested in real traffic situations.

In the north of Munich, a test field for connected and automated driving will be defined, set up and transferred to a reference architecture. With the help of a high-resolution road inspection (mobile mapping), a data basis in the form of "HD maps" will be created and made available to the relevant stakeholders. Targeted field tests with automated vehicles in a platoon (V2V) will provide important new insights into the driving and traffic behaviour of all road users (including pedestrians and cyclists). This will be used to develop safety applications (e.g., turn assist), relevant communication infrastructures (e.g., roadside units at traffic signals)), and new simulation models and tools for studying the interaction of automated vehicles with non-motorized road users (e.g., cyclists and pedestrians). In addition to setting up the test field and conducting application and field tests, the integration of passenger mobility and logistics will be examined with  CAVs in fleet operation. An overall concept for a parcel ridepooling service (simultaneous transportation of passengers and goods in one vehicle) will be designed, simulated and tested in field trials.

Furthermore, TEMPUS aims to identify the needs of other stakeholder groups (e.g. local authorities) and affected parties (e.g. citizens) through participation processes and to investigate the effects of CAVs on Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) such as cyclists or pedestrians.

Overall, the knowledge gained in the field tests will be used to investigate the traffic effects of CAVs up to full market penetration using microscopic traffic flow simulation. This will help to further develop existing modeling and traffic control approaches and to simulatively test new control methods such as managed lanes and additionally automated lane-free traffic with different vehicle sizes.

Finally, insights into the extensibility and growth process of application fields for CAVs across municipal boundaries based on an ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems)-compliant system architecture for traffic control and data management will be designed and published in a practice-oriented guide for German municipalities and public authorities.

In the project, PTV mainly focuses on the interactions between Vulnerable Road Users (VRUs) such as bicyclists or pedestrians and connected and automated cars.

The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) and runs from January 2021 to June 2023. The project network consists of 13 partners from administration, business/industry and research with the City of Munich as consortium leader. The partners involved are: City of Munich - Mobility Department, Free State of Bavaria -Bavarian State Construction Administration represented by the Bavarian State Construction Directorate (LBD), BMW Group, PTV Planung Transport Verkehr, YUNEX Traffic, Stadtwerke München (SWM), Münchner Verkehrs Gesellschaft (MVG), Traffic Consultants GmbH (Trafficon), EBUSCO, TTS Europe GmbH (TTS), 3D Mapping Solutions GmbH (3DMS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Dresden University of Technology (TUD), Technical University of Munich (TUM).

Promoting further technological development

In TEMPUS, a test environment is set up and data is collected from automated and connected vehicles in real traffic.

Simulation of automated driving

Digital twins of the test site for conducting tests in simulation will be built and the traffic impacts of AVF will be studied until AVF fully penetrates the market.

Citizen participation and stakeholder involvement

Citizen participation and stakeholder involvement on the topic of automated and connected driving in the city of Munich.