simTD – Safe intelligent mobility - test area Germany
Field trial draws to a close

The field trial for the testing of cooperative systems which is one of a kind with regard to its type and size is coming to an end. Over a time period of six months 120 vehicles collected data from a road network of more than 150 km. This data will now be evaluated. For further information on the simTD project please see

Unique is also the fact that that simTD is not only concerned with the testing of safty relevant applications but that the aspect of traffic management is playing an essential role. Cooperative systems in this contexts refers to an interaction of vehicles and traffic centre for an improvement of traffic flow and traffic information.

On behalf of Hessen mobil ( Heusch/Boesefeldt had been responsible for the setting up of the cooperative traffic centre, which is communicating with the traffic centres of the state and the city on the one hand and the vehicles on the other. It fuses all available information and implements the parts of the cooperative applications provided by the centre.

Apart from the requirements regarding content, the execution and testing of a new, hybrid system architecture, which realises the requirements in the project in the most adequate way, were an additional challenge. At the ITS world congress 2012 in Vienna the results were presented by Heusch/Boesefeldt and Hessen mobil. A respective article is provided for download:


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simTD is a joint project of leading German automobile manufacturers, automotive suppliers, communication companies and research institutes.

The project is sponsored and supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry, the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development as well as the state of Hessen.

simTD is also supported by the Car 2 Car Communication Consortium.