Digitaler Knoten 4.0


Autonomous driving will cause disruptive changes of our mobility and transportation systems. Driverless cars are already able to drive autonomously on highways in some specified traffic situations. Urban traffic however is still a non-mastered challenge for autonomous driving, due to its unstructured nature of potential unforeseeable dangerous situations. In the project Digitaler Knoten 4.0 OFFIS together with a consortium of industry and research lead by DLR Braunschweig is doing research on how to cross urban intersections with highly automated cars. Solutions will be developed to allow a safe, secure and efficient crossing of intersections equipped with sensors and communication infrastructure. The results of the project will be presented at an intersection of the Anwendungsplattform Intelligente Mobilität (AIM) in Braunschweig.


Scientific Director

Cooperative Maneuvers of Highly Automated Vehicles at Urban Intersections: A Game-theoretic Approach

Björn Koopmann and Stefan Puch and Günter Ehmen and Martin Fränzle; Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Vehicle Technology and Intelligent Transport Systems (VEHITS'20); 005 / 2020

Measurement-based Online Verification of Timing Properties in Distributed Systems

Günter Ehmen and Björn Koopmann and Yosab Bebawy and Philipp Ittershagen; Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Conference on Omni-layer Intelligent Systems (COINS'20); 009 / 2020

Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.
TU Braunschweig
OECON Products & Services GmbH
Volkswagen AG
AVL Software and Functions GmbH
Schlothauer & Wauer GmbH


Start: 17.01.2017
End: 31.05.2019

Source of funding


FKZ: 16AVF1008E