While the technologies for autonomous driving on highways are well advanced, the challanges for driving assistants, semi-autonomous and autonomous driving in the complex environment of inner cities are not. This challanges are addressed within the InVerSIV-project.
Project duration: 01.07.2016 - 30.06.2019
To solve the existing problems for autonomous cars in megacities a sensorfusion between the cars sensors and traffic infrastructure equipped with sensors to sense their environment is done. This enables a more detailed view of the environment compared to the cars own sensors and furthermore this data can be enriched with additional local or global knowledge.
By this project the complex scenario of megacities shall be controllable for autonomous cars and furthermore outside traffic participants that are not equipped with own sensors like pedestrian, cyclists or even older cars shall be protected, as possible risks are recognized early and appropriate counteractions can be applied.
The InVerSiV project is funded by the federal state of Northrhine-Westphalia and the “European Regional Development Fund” (EFRE) 2014-2020 under grant number EFRE-0800422.
Four publications addressing recent topics in automotive communication networks presented at IEEE VTC-Fall 2019
Key results of the vehicular research projects "SFB 876 (B4): Analysis and Communication for Dynamic Traffic Prognosis" and "Intelligente…
InVerSiV project successfully concluded in final demonstration
Sensors for environment recognition help to minimize dangers for road users in semi-automated and highly automated driving in complex environments,…
5G-Initiative for Germany - TU Dortmund Is a Part of It
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Performance Analysis of C-V2X Mode 4 Communication Introducing an Open-Source C-V2X Simulator
F. Eckermann, M. Kahlert, C. Wietfeld
In 2019 IEEE 90th Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, September 2019.
Performance Analysis of Unsupervised LTE Device-to-Device (D2D) Communication
F. Eckermann, J. Freudenthal, C. Wietfeld,
In 2018 IEEE 88th IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Fall), Chicago, USA, August 2018.
tinyLTE: Lightweight, Ad Hoc Deployable Cellular Network for Vehicular Communication
F. Eckermann, P. Gorczak, C. Wietfeld,
In IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference (VTC-Spring), June 2018.
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Location & approach
The campus of TU Dortmund University is located close to interstate junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dortmund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dortmund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the university are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dortmund.
To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.
TU Dortmund University has its own train station (“Dortmund Universität”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dortmund main station (“Dortmund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The university is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.
You can also take the bus or subway train from Dortmund city to the university: From Dortmund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dortmund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dortmund main station to the stop “Dortmund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dortmund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dortmund Universität S”.
The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.
The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dortmund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dortmund Universität S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the university directly with the city of Dortmund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.
The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.