Urban environment

[Photo: Urban environment]
© Martin Dietze / Aldenhoven Testing Center

Our city environment allows the simulation of almost all traffic situations that can occur in the city center. This includes traffic light intersections, traffic circles, parking areas, crosswalks, bus stops and much more. The route sections are designed in such a way that they can be adapted very variably to the needs of the users.

[Schema: Urban environment]


[Location: Urban environment]

The city environment also includes variable house backdrops made of concrete blocks as well as markings and signage that can be placed individually. Like the entire Aldenhoven Testing Center, the city environment is fully networked and connected to broadband. Thanks to Vodafone's 5G Mobility Lab, this includes latest-generation cellular standards, various WiFis, and traffic lights that communicate according to the V2X standard. The urban environment was built by RWTH Aachen University thanks to a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. It is now being operated by the Aldenhoven Testing Center and is integrated into the familiar processes on site.


Intersections
© Martin Dietze / Aldenhoven Testing Center

Intersections / Straights

The intersections and straight lines are highly variable and can thus be varied over a wide range for the respective test case in terms of their lane guidance as well as the simulated building backdrops. They also have close-meshed connection options for sensors as well as positions for traffic signals, signage and lighting.

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Multi-functional area
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Multi-functional area

The multifunctional surface is 65 x 100 m2 in size. It has a max. longitudinal slope of 1 % and a cross slope of 0 %. The area has numerous access roads and an observation stand. Individual lane markings and structural traffic circles are possible.

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Parking area
© Martin Dietze / Aldenhoven Testing Center

Parking area

Parking spaces of different orientation and edging (such as curbs, banks, guardrails) are available in the parking areas. They can be equipped with parking sensors.

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The city environment is bookable in different packages with the intersections/straights.
The booking options are shown below.

Urban Area 1

from 150.– €

[Photo: Urban Area 1]
[Schema: Urban Area 1]

Parameter

IntersectionsK1
Surface Asphalt
Maximum length of approach [m] 170
Width in intersection area [m2] 17 x 17
Distance of connection points [m]
(network and power)
15
Lane setup variable, up to 5
Artificial buildings variable, built of concrete
Traffic lights yes, V2X
StraightsG1
Length [m] 210
Width [m] 7 – 17

Urban Area 2

from 150.– €

[Photo: Urban Area 2]
[Schema: Urban Area 2]

Parameter

KreuzungenK2K3
Surface Asphalt Asphalt
Maximum length of approach [m] 190 50
Width in intersection area [m2] 17 x 8 x 7 8 x 7
Distance of connection points [m]
(network and power)
15 20
Lane setup variable, up to 3 variable, up to 3
Artificial buildings variable, built of concrete or wood none
Traffic lights yes, V2X yes, V2X
Euro NCAP Protocol AEB VRU Version 3.0.2, July 2019
CCFTap Version 3.0.1, Fabruary 2019
 
StraightsG2G3
Length [m] 260 130
Width [m] 7 – 8 8

Urban Area 3

from 100.– €

[Photo: Urban area 3]
[Schema: Urban area 3]

Parameter

Surface Asphalt
Length x Width [m2] 50 x 65
Cross slope [%] 0
Longitudinal slope [%] 1 (SE to NW)
Markings variable, according to customer requirements

Urban Area 4

from 100.– €

[Photo: Urban Area 4]
[Schema: Urban Area 4]

Parameter

Surface Asphalt
Length x Width [m2] 50 x 65
Cross slope [%] 0
Longitudinal slope [%] 1 (SE to NW)
Markings variable, according to customer requirements
Euro NCAP Protocol AEB VRU Version 3.0.2, July 2019
CCFTap Version 3.0.1, February 2019