Cohda Wireless has announced that it will apply its V2X technology to a new urban test-field site in Berlin, Germany. Diginet-PS, which has been set up along the Strasse des 17 Juni in central Berlin, has been developed to test automated and connected driving under real-life conditions and is one of the first sites of its kind in Germany.
Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Diginet-PS is an open test environment for connected and automated vehicle technologies for which Cohda Wireless will be supplying its Mk5 onboard and road-side units.
Dr Manzoor Ahmed Khan, technical lead of the Diginet-PS project, said, “To attain the objectives of L5 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.”
Prof. Paul Alexander, chief technical officer at Cohda Wireless, added, “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,” explained Alexander.