Testing in test environments

In order to perform extensive test runs for research, development and validation projects

In order to enable a pooled build-up of expertise in automated driving, it is intended to create integrated research, development and test environments.
The establishment of an efficient operator structure should secure the operation of these test environments for the medium and long term. The long-term possibility for systematic testing should enable a common learning process for all involved (suppliers, OEMs, infrastructure managers, public sector, service providers, and research institutes). Furthermore, this should lead to domestic companies being strengthened in European and international competition.

Test environments should provide the following test, development and validation methods and possibilities, combined and coordinated with each other:

  1. Testing under laboratory conditions
  2. Virtual testing, or (partially) simulated testing
  3. Testing on non-public test routes
  4. Testing in real traffic, including the digital infrastructure