Hamburg / October 11, 2021 - October 15, 2021
ITS World Congress
From 11 -15 October 2021, the Hanseatic city of Hamburg will be the venue for the 28th ITS World Congress.
The World Congress will be held at the Congress Center (CCH), in the exhibition halls and on selected streets. Main topics of the congress are: "automated and connected driving", "MaaS - mobility as a service", "ports and logistics" and" intelligent infrastructure ".
With Mobility Data Space, an open data space is now being created which offers access to real-time traffic data and sensitive mobility data beyond their secure exchange, and which links existing data platforms to each other. In the future, it will thus be possible to provide comprehensive mobility data on a national level. The functionalities are shown in the use case Smart Intersection.
Inner-city intersections are accident black spots today. The situation will become even more complicated if autonomous vehicles are added in the future. The use case Smart intersection shows key technologies for an intelligent intersection that regulates traffic digital and connected by using infrastructure-assisted services in future.
For more information about the exhibits, please visit the event page of the Fraunhofer Cluster of Excellence Cognitive Internet Technologies .
The Fraunhofer CML's port model maps digital control processes - and vice versa, real processes are digitally optimized. How this works and what the CML focuses on in this research area can be experienced and tried out by visitors to the ITS.
With the help of tablets, for example, tasks can be set for scanning and visual inspection of containers, which are implemented through the use of cameras and sensors.
Specifically, truck pre-announcements, waiting time forecasts, automated storage and retrieval processes, and damage detection on containers are presented.
On a planning table, Fraunhofer CML shows a simulation model for the visualization of traffic in the port and on terminals. Starting point is the consideration, that conventionally controlled and autonomously driving vehicles will share traffic areas in the future. In principle, autonomous vehicles are expected to drive more efficiently, but there may also be situations that conventionally controlled vehicles handle better. With the help of simulation software, traffic flow simulation can be observed live on the ITS.
At the Fraunhofer CML, autonomous research vessels are being built and deployed for the exploration of underwater landscapes. Camera systems and various sensors create images of riverbeds and seabeds, ship hulls or quay walls through the modular design of the carrier system in conjunction with an underwater robot. Work tasks are transmitted to the ships by radio and the recorded data is transmitted ashore. At ITS, the CML shows a miniature of its research vessel SeaML at the booth and the new vessel SeaLION at Home:PORT.
In the KIC network "EIT Urban Mobility", sustainable and intelligent mobility is being shaped in Europe's metropolises. Fraunhofer contributes with ideas and concepts for the development of innovative mobility concepts and the use of data for sustainable and intelligent mobility solutions: from Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), AI-supported travel assistants, data-driven traffic infrastructure optimization and autonomous driving, to urban logistics and micromobility.
As an application-oriented research partner, Fraunhofer supports cities and companies in designing solutions and transferring them to implementation. Within the "EIT Urban Mobility" network, Fraunhofer IVI, Fraunhofer SCS and Fraunhofer IMW are working on innovative mobility and data solutions (under the leadership of Fraunhofer IAO and Fraunhofer IML).
The application-oriented research project Intelligent IoT-based Port Artefacts Communication, Administration & Maintenance (I²PANEMA) aims to digitalize workflows in inland and seaports by using new IT strategies such as IoT. Through the use of IoT-based demonstrators, the transferability of various IoT concepts can be tested. All stakeholders benefit through information gains and process optimisation within the ports and along the supply chain.
Before automated vehicles can be on the road, their safety must be ensured. This requires numerous tests in simulation, because not all situations can be tested in real traffic. In the SET Level project, Fraunhofer LBF is working with partners from industry and science on efficient simulation technology. This should be flexible enough to be used for different applications and stages in vehicle development, shift a significant proportion of driving tests to simulation, and thus safeguard and shorten release and approval procedures.
Safe autonomous driving depends on the safety of all components of the vehicle. To ensure this safety, components must be comprehensively and realistically tested during the design phase of the vehicle. Through x-in-the-loop (xIL) testing of sensors, it becomes possible to realistically simulate vehicles and scenarios and test the real component in its operational environment. This makes influences on road safety visible that cannot be detected with other test methods or can only be detected when the complete vehicle is released.