Connected autonomous vehicles company, Cohda Wireless has had its V2X technology selected to be used at a new urban test-field site in the German capital, Berlin.
The technology will be used to test automated and connected driving under real-life conditions in a project called, DIGINET-PS which will be located in the centre of Berlin.
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and is an open test environment for connected and automated vehicle technologies. Cohda Wireless will be supplying its MK5 On-Board Units (OBUs) and Road-Side Units (RSU’s) to empower the initiative to solve the challenges of urban mobility.
Technical Lead of the DIGINET-PS project, Dr Manzoor Ahmed Khan said, “To attain the objectives of L-5 autonomous driving, we need to improve the perception of the vehicles beyond what is created by on-vehicle sensors, in DIGINET-PS, we achieve this by creating perception of road segments through on-road deployed sensors and share it with vehicles.”
Chief Technical Officer at Cohda Wireless, Professor Paul Alexander said, “There is scope for us to demonstrate our V2X-Locate technology, which enables accurate positioning of vehicles in environments where GNSS performs poorly such as urban canyons, tunnels and underground car-parks.”
“The DIGINET-PS site includes an underground car-park where we can also demonstrate this world-leading positioning solution,” added Alexander.