Intelligent Cooperative Intersection for Future Urban Traffic

Future urban intersections will have several new functionalities to make traffic safer, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. Communication between vehicle and infrastructure, intelligent signal control approaches and greater consideration of vulnerable road users (VRU) will play important roles here. The demonstration presents the implementation of such an intelligent cooperative intersection located in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, close by the ITS World Congress venue. This intersection is part of the test track for automated and connected driving (TAVF) and features new actuated traffic light control approaches, which can make use of vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, 5G and AI technology for decision making. Furthermore, innovative detection equipment is applied to capture road users, especially VRUs, to provide their trajectories as input for the signal control and for a broadcast via I2V to prevent conflicting and dangerous situations, e.g. as support for future automated driving.

Crossing Rentzelstraße

German Aerospace Center (DLR) - Institute of Transportation Systems

TOPIC 4 – Intelligent Infrastructure