Research projects

Together with our partners from science and research we are working on several national and international research projects.

Currently running projects:

SYNCAR - Synchronized automated driving in urban areas

It is foreseeable that highly automated driving will be visible in real road traffic in the near future. However, the application of highly automated driving in complex inner-city traffic situations is still a major challenge.
Today's research and development focuses on safety, driving comfort and energy consumption from the perspective of a single vehicle. SYNCAR expands this perspective by developing new solutions for anticipatory automated driving in coordination with other road users and traffic light systems. This will also result in a new form of optimising the traffic process by providing specific driving recommendations (manoeuvre recommendations) for specific vehicle groups or even individual vehicles. To achieve this, new methods for processing environmental information from vehicle sensors, for handling the communication processes between vehicle and environment, for operation and visualization in the vehicle and for providing information on the infrastructure side must be developed.
The procedures and functions in the vehicle and the trackside infrastructure resulting from this project are to be implemented as prototypes and demonstrated in pilot runs, partly on non-public test fields and partly in real road traffic.

Project duration: 15.09.2016 - 14.09.2019



REMAS - Resource management system for highly automated urban traffic

In future urban mobility concepts, C2X communication, and in this context the traffic light system as the central infrastructure point, will play a decisive role alongside C2C communication. In addition, other wireless communication services will distribute global information on the traffic situation. The information necessary for assessing the traffic situation is collected by the traffic lights and forwarded to a control centre. This makes the traffic light system an important traffic sensor. At the same time, the traffic control center will hand over more and more tasks to locally networked traffic light systems, thus establishing a hierarchical optimization system.

In these concepts, the light signal system has many functions and must therefore communicate and be networked with many different devices from different manufacturers. Within the framework of REMAS, dresden elektronik will map this complex information landscape and provide interfaces to the required partners. The services to be provided for this purpose include the infrastructure components and communication with the head office. Both are located in AP 200. In order to enable developers of infrastructure components and traffic light systems to test the devices and systems in simulated, but at the same time very realistic environments, connections between the traffic flow simulation, real data such as the LSA supply, and the test tools are developed in AP 600.

This means that dresden elektronik's work fits in perfectly with REMAS' overall concept, because our special competencies as a manufacturer of light signal systems complement each other with the competencies of the other project partners to form an overall picture for synchronous mobility.

Project duration: 01.09.2015 - 31.08.2019