TEMPUS – A Pilot test for urban automated road traffic

A field experiment in Munich

The realization of automated driving is closely linked to the digitization of road infrastructure and its communication systems. In the north of Munich, a cross-territorial test field is being defined and equipped to examine innovative technologies in real-life conditions, gain insights into solving technical challenges and testing citizens’ acceptance.
Vernetztes Fahren
A main objective of TEMPUS is the testing of automated and connected driving functions of both individual and public transport in real traffic situations.

WHY is it important?
Due to the increase in traffic load and limited traffic space in metropolitan areas, managing and influencing traffic behaviour is becoming increasingly important. Therefore, innovative solutions for intelligent traffic management measures play a major role in a future-oriented overall traffic system.

HOW does it work?
The project investigates various measurements that potentially make the traffic more efficient and safer in the future. Throughout this research project we are gaining important insights regarding effective digitization of the traffic infrastructure and intelligent networks of communicating vehicles. Furthermore, we investigate the expandability of the test field to surrounding local authorities to provide recommendations for the transfer to other regions.

WHAT do we do?
We plan and generate traffic management strategies for the respective test field by using traffic data and analysing the status quo. The implementation enables the authorities to digitally define resistance zones, priority circuits or preferred routes based on real-time traffic information.
In case of predictable and temporary events, traffic management strategies for large-scale detours can be defined and communicated in advance. Thus, congestion events are avoided at an early stage and induced emissions reduced.

Furthermore, we design the system architecture and provide a template solution and framework for a reference architecture for the test field. This is intended to represent the organizational structure, the understanding of roles and responsibilities and the associated communication processes.

By the end of the project, cooperative traffic strategies will be developed and implemented, and a cross-regional system architecture will be designed, tested and set up. To successfully complete the project, project partners from administration, research, business and industry are working together.
The research project TEMPUS is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport (BMDV). #(LOGO vom BMDV “funded by”).
Landeshauptstadt München, Mobilitätsreferat
PartnersFreistaat Bayern - Landesbaudirektion, TU München, TU Dresden, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, PTV AG, YUNEX GmbH, Traffic Technology Services GmbH, Stadtwerke München, BMW Group, EBUSCO Deutschland GmbH, 3D Mapping Solutions, Trafficon – Traffic Consultants GmbH
Duration01.2021 – 06.2023