Driverless testing to begin on Autobahn

Driverless testing to begin on Autobahn

A new research project in Germany is set to take autonomous car testing to a new speed, on the famous Autobahn network.

The ‘Pegasus’ project which to set out more cost-effective and safer test methods for automated driving including motorway tests at speeds of 130 km/h.

The project will run for over three years, costing over NZ$30 million, and brings together 14 industry partners, most of them from Germany, two scientific research institutes and a technical inspection company.

“Automated driving is a crucial driver for innovation and value creation, playing a significant role in automobile location Germany,” says the country’s state secretary for economics and energy Matthias Machnig.

“We need these procedures and standards in testing in order to maintain our position at the forefront of the automobile, supplier and service-provider industries.”

Last year Germany announced a section of the A9 Autobahn would be setup for such testing with infrastructure and a cleared 700Mhz frequency.

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