On the Baden-Württemberg Test Area for Autonomous Driving, TAF BW for short, research projects carried out under real conditions are to yield valuable findings for the development of automated driving.
Within the "bwirkt" project, research will focus on impacts of automated and networked driving and recommendations for science, industry, and politics will be derived.
Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will concentrate on the impacts on traffic.
"Within the projects executed on the test area, we study the impacts of automated and networked driving on transport demand and traffic flow."
Among others, scientists of IfV want to find out whether automated driving affects the number of drives and the distances covered and whether destinations or the choice of transport means will change.
They use the IfV-developed mobiTopp software to simulate passenger transport demand.