Digitrans Teststrecke - St. Valentin - Testinfrastruktur für automatisiertes Fahren

Test Region Digitrans - DigiTrans GmbH

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Spatial research infrastructure

Short Description

Proving ground for autonomous driving in St. Valentin Lower Austria
The Digitrans proving ground for autonomous driving in St. Valentin is specially designed for developers and users who want to test driving functions in autonomous vehicles and commercial vehicles. The focus is on testing a wide variety of traffic and logistics scenarios in adverse weather and road conditions.

The classic test elements such as asphalt tracks with different road markings, bad road tracks, twisting tracks, off-road terrain, different gradients and circular tracks will be expanded by 2022 to include other important ODD elements and the necessary digital infrastructure (C-ITS / 5G). In total, around 7 zones will be available for testing autonomous vehicles and transport vehicles in the heart of Europe on the autonomous driving test track in St. Valentin by summer 2022.

About Digitrans
Digitrans provides know-how and test infrastructure and accompanies the testing, validation, research and implementation of autonomous commercial vehicles and their various applications. Our focus is on automated and autonomous vehicles and driving functions as well as driverless mobility and transport systems in the field of municipal services, logistics and heavy transport.

Contact Person

Mario Burger

Research Services

- Rental of test infrastructure and provision of know-how and test services in the field of autonomous driving
- Consulting and implementation of autonomous mobility and transportation systems
- Verification and edge case analyses for autonomous vehicles
- Safety driver training for autonomous vehicles
- Development of intelligent test infrastructure and test know-how for autonomous driving
- Testing of autonomous vehicles under adverse weather and road conditions
- Testing of HMI interfaces and acceptance of autonomous vehicle technologies
- Research and implementation of sustainable autonomous transportation systems

Methods & Expertise for Research Infrastructure

- Detailed project analysis
- Creation of individual test designs and test concepts for autonomous transportation
- Selection of test environments and test routes for autonomous driving
- Selection of suitable partner companies, technologies and vehicles
- Budget optimization

- Selection and cooperation with international partners
- Risk management analysis
- Sustainability analysis for autonomous freight transport
- Economic feasibility analysis for autonomous commercial vehicles
- Execution of different test scenarios on test fields and proving grounds
- AD and ADAS tests in adverse weather conditions (sensor bench marking)
- Accident reconstruction and analysis of different test scenarios
- Video analysis
- Edge case determination

- Complete handling and project management throughout the entire test process
- Assistance with approvals, permits and safety certifications
- Provision of test drivers

Allocation to Core Facility

Office - DigiTrans GmbH - Testregion für automatisierten Gütertransport

Reform-Werke Bauer & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H
FH OÖ Forschungs & Entwicklungs GmbH
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH

Cooperation partners:
ASFINAG Maut Service GmbH
Andata Entwicklungstechnologie GmbH
ALP.Lab GmbH
msg Plaut Austria GmbH
DB Schenker Österreich
Business Upper Austria
SWARCO Road Marking Systems

Efre Fond für regionale Entwicklung der europäischen Union
Land Oberösterreich
Land Niederösterreich
Eco Plus - Wirtschaftsagentur des Landes Niederösterreich
Bundesministerium für Klimaschutz, Umwelt, Engerie, Mobilität, Innovation und Technologie
FFG - Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH
Title: Extension of the Digitrans test track in St. Valentin / autonomous driving vehicles - extension of the test track
Project duration: 2020-2022
Funding source:
- Efre- Fund for regional development of the European Union
- Province of Lower Austria
- Eco Plus Business Agency of the Province of Lower Austria

Executing companies and project partners:
- Held and Francke
- A1 Telekom Austria
- Swarco Road Marking Systems
Web link: https://www.digitrans.expert/en/insights-en/extension-of-the-digitrans-proving-ground-in-st-valentin/

Title: AWARD- H2020 / autonomous Hub-to-Hub transportation
Project duration: 2021-2024
Austrian project partners:
- Linz Center of Mechatronics
- Logistikum of the Upper Austrian University of Applied Sciences
- Austrian Institute of Technology
- AustriaTech
- Automotive Cluster Upper Austria
- Business Upper Austria
Web link: https://www.digitrans.expert/en/insights/highlights/eu-funded-project-for-autonomous-goods-trannsport-comes-to-upper-austria-in-2021/

Title: Airoptimizer - sustainable platooning with drive-independent calculation model
Project duration: 2019-2021
Project partner:
Hödlmayr International AG
Linz Center of Mechatronics
Logistikum of the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Web link: https://www.digitrans.expert/en/insights-en/use-cases-en/sustainable-platooning-with-aeroptimizer/

Title: Automated municipal services
Project duration: 2020
Project partner:
Reform-Werke Bauer & Co Gesellschaft m.b.H
Web link: https://www.digitrans.expert/en/insights/clear-track-for-testing-automated-commercial-vehicles/
Title: Automated freight mobility as the key to the sustainable development of modern transport.
Year: 2020
Author/s: DI Eva Tatschl-Unterbeger, MBA - DigiTrans GmbH
Web link: https://www.digitrans.expert/en/insights-en/automated-goods-mobility-as-a-key-to-sustainable-development/