Through pre-development projects, Audi has broad expertise in the field of assisted, highly automated and networked driving functions and driving simulation applications.
3D Mapping Solutions is specialized in the high-precision and high-resolution acquisition of road networks and the creation of reference maps for autonomous driving.
3D Mapping Solutions GmbH (3D Mapping) offers high-resolution surveying services for automotive applications worldwide.
Essentially, the services are divided into three task areas which partly overlap or interact with each other:
- High-resolution, high-precision digitization of the surfaces of automotive test tracks, racetracks and public roads,
- the provision of reference information for advanced driver assistance systems; and
- the provision of basic data for driving simulator applications.
VirtualcitySYSTEMS offers comprehensive solutions for simulation-based product development in the field of driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving and links these with Smart City applications.
The virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH (VCS) is the market-leading solution provider for 3D geodata infrastructures in Germany and specializes in the development and provision of system solutions for semantic 3D geodata infrastructures based on the OGC standard CityGML.
VCS serves the world's leading authorities in the field of Smart City, including the cities of Berlin, Hamburg, Vienna, Helsinki, Rotterdam, Singapore and the State Office for Digitization, Broadband and Surveying (LDBV) in Bavaria. The range of services includes the provision of software and product training, contract development, consulting and numerical simulations based on 3D geodata.
Through the close cooperation with CADFEM GmbH, the new business field Urban Simulation for the development of innovative simulation applications based on semantic 3D city models has been created. In this R&D project, the company wants to significantly expand its portfolio in the field of mobility. It is supported by CADFEM GmbH, among others, which offers comprehensive solutions for simulation-based product development in the field of driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.
TWT has extensive expertise in the field of function simulation as well as in the development of virtual simulation environments to ensure highly automated driving.
The TWT GmbH Science & Innovation (TWT) is an established high-tech development partner of German premium automobile manufacturers and stands for more than three decades of experience in the implementation of customer-oriented projects in the Information & Engineering Technologies business fields. These combine expertise from numerous engineering, IT and consulting projects, including virtual product development, electrified vehicle concepts, HV battery design, charging infrastructure and energy networks, process and method consulting, as well as testing and validation. In addition to its traditional customer business, TWT has a strong commitment to science and innovation.
TWT is currently involved in 17 German and European research projects and cooperations, in close cooperation with renowned research institutes and industrial partners. As a member of national and international consortia, the research and development department deals with future-oriented topics in the fields of Smart City, Smart Mobility, driver assistance systems, man-machine interfaces, data acquisition and analysis, 3D visualization techniques and virtual reality technologies. These topics cover essential areas of the future highly autonomous and automated driving, and are therefore pursued by TWT with special emphasis.
Against this background, TWT will mainly work on the creation of the simulation and validation environment in the 'SAVe:' project. This will enable TWT to combine the existing competences in simulation and safeguarding of vehicle systems with demanding tasks for IT and to offer them to the market.
EFS is of central strategic importance with projects and sound know-how in the development of systems for piloted driving and software tool development.
E Elektronische Fahrwerksysteme GmbH (EFS) is a joint venture of the GIGATRONIK Group and Audi Electronics Venture GmbH and now employs 380 people. With sales above the 50 million mark, EFS has been able to establish itself as a large corporation.
As a development partner of AUDI AG and the VW Group, EFS drives the automotive technology of tomorrow. EFS develops system software for chassis electronics, such as stability and driver assistance systems or systems for piloted driving, and ensures their integration into the vehicle.
Darüber hinaus werden Cloud- und Anwender-Softwarelösungen für die Themengebiete virtuelle Entwicklung und Datenmanagementsysteme entwickelt. Getreu dem Motto „immer eine Spur voraus“ wird Innovation, Fahrspaß und Sicherheit ins Auto ins Auto gebracht.
The THI puts its focus on vehicle and road safety. This proven expertise in applied research led to the approval of the CARISSMA research building and comprises eight laboratories for integral vehicle safety research as well as a large open test area.
ASAP is able to test component models on virtual routes and to train them with comprehensive data and new methods using machine learning procedures.
ASAP Engineering GmbH (ASAP) - With passion for Automotive, Commitment and Enthusiasm the ASAP Group offers comprehensive services to manufacturers and suppliers of the automotive industry. With about 1,100 employees at nine locations, ASAP supports its customers in the business areas Engineering, General Service and Technical Service. The Service spectrum ranges from technical Development with a focus on future-oriented Technology fields lightweight construction, propulsion, chassis and Electrical/Electronics up to cross-sectional topics such as in project, process and quality management. ErgäNow the portfolio is extended by global technical services.
As part of the ASAP 2020 strategy project, the ASAP Group is working on its own initiative on numerous future topics relating to the megatrends e-mobility, digitisation and autonomous driving. This includes methods of virtual development, validation and representation (VR, MR, AR). The development of vehicle concepts up to the backend as a basis for new services and cloud services in tomorrow's digital mobility also plays an important role for ASAP. The goals of this research project can also be found here, so that ASAP will make progress within this framework, especially in the field of method development for environment, sensor and system modeling.
HM has core competencies in the field of safeguarding processes, methods, tools and data in production development and in the simulation of autonomous and networked systems/vehicles.
The KU focuses, among other things, on research projects for the efficient design of co-production processes and on the design of service innovations and business models.
The Chair of ABWL and Service Management at the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU EI) has extensive theoretical and empirical competencies in service and business-to-business marketing. Extensive research projects have been initiated in both areas and have already been carried out. Empirical competences lie in particular in the dependency analyses relevant for success factor research such as regression analysis or logistic regression analysis, but also in linear structural equation models (variant- and covariance-based) and multi-level analyses.
A special focus of the chair's work is transformative service research. The aim is to improve the quality of life of present and future generations of consumers and citizens through services. Together with students and the city of Ingolstadt, the chair developed concepts to improve citizen participation in Ingolstadt last year. Through its scientific expertise, the chair is also actively involved in third-party funded research (e.g. in the BMBF research networks MIDIS and PROMIDIS) and aims with its research to address problems that are highly relevant to both science and practice. The chair follows the highest international standards and has numerous publications in high-ranking national and international journals.
With 'SAVe:', the chair pursues the goal of developing concepts to increase citizen participation in the virtual region model. Through the stronger integration of citizens in the virtual region model, their wishes, fears and needs regarding the AVF should be taken into account and contribute to user-centered innovation. The Chair of General Psychology at KU EI is headed by Prof. Dr. Marco Steinhauser and currently consists of 11 research assistants. The work focuses on basic research in experimental psychology and applied cognitive research. In basic research, the focus is on questions of attention, cognitive control, dual-tasking as well as the prediction of human errors and their cognitive processing. In applied research, theories and findings from these areas are applied to questions in the field of driving behaviour.
Methodical focus of the work is the analysis of behavioral data (reaction times, eye movements, driving data), EEG data as well as the modelling by means of neural networks and stochastic models. The chair has long-term cooperations with companies in the fields of automobility (AUDI AG) and user experience (Spiegel Institut Mannheim GmbH & Co. KG). Prof. Steinhauser is initiator and coordinator of the BMBF project INEMAS, in which concepts for emotion- and interaction-sensitive driver assistance systems are researched. The chair contributes to this project with the analysis of data, the development of driving simulation experiments and the creation of formal user models. Within the framework of the BMBF project MenschINBewegung, the chair works in cooperation with Prof. Dr. Andreas Riener (THI) in the field of acceptance of autonomous driving.
The city of Ingolstadt has implemented many traffic engineering projects in the field of "Car-to-Infrastructure"(C2I), such as public transport acceleration, fire brigade acceleration or TRAVOLUTION (traffic-adaptive network control).
The City of Ingolstadt with its 135,000 inhabitants shows a high growth dynamic. In addition to basic data, the geoinformation system also provides traffic-relevant data such as road axes and up-to-date information on construction sites and traffic restrictions.
The city of Ingolstadt expects the participation in 'SAVe:' to lead to the development of a consistent data model in which existing, partly static, data are entered, updated and kept up to date by sensor data of the vehicles. Furthermore, an improvement of the traffic flow on the Ingolstadt road network is expected through a mutual influence of vehicles and signalling systems. The city of Ingolstadt operates and maintains 160 signal systems in the city area. About half of the signalling systems provide detailed information about traffic flows, such as program numbers, information about phase transitions, t-times, as well as the assignment of reporting points and detectors centrally in the VNetS traffic computer. In this context, appropriate methods are to be developed to enable selective acceleration of traffic types such as cyclists, pedestrians, public transport or taxis to steer the traffic of the future. For this reason, the city of Ingolstadt will clearly focus its work on TP VV. The city of Ingolstadt is also participating in the TP VT and TP OF to ensure the seamless linking of research results. The aim is to create non-discriminatory access to vehicle/infrastructure communication data for research and industry. For this purpose, open interfaces are to be developed and defined.
The city of Ingolstadt, represented by the Office for Traffic Management and Geoinformation, has already implemented many traffic technology projects in the C2I area, such as public transport acceleration, fire brigade acceleration, TRAVOLUTION (traffic-adaptive network control), TRAVOLUTION extended (traffic light vehicle communication) and VINSTAR (timetable-dependent public transport acceleration).