Testing automated vehicles on public roads in Austria

On 10 December at 14:45 our expert for autonomous driving, Patrick Luley, will give a talk at the online conference “Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Virtual ‘Live’” and will present innovative technologies for testing automated vehicles based on digital twins. Participation in the conference is free of charge.

Patrick Luley, R&D coordinator for automated driving at JOANNEUM RESEARCH next to the “Dynamic Ground Truth Sensor Platform”. Credit: JOANNEUM RESEARCH/ Bergmann


The Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Virtual 'Live' conference is taking place from 8-10 December 2020 this year and provides an important platform for the world's leading test engineers and researchers in the field of Autonomous Vehicles (AV) and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The experts will present the next generation of essential AV building blocks and systems, including safety standards, mapping and positioning, virtual environments, big data, verification and validation of autonomous systems. During this three-day virtual live conference, participants will have the opportunity to network, exchange information, host video conferences and discuss important technological developments in this industry sector.


JOANNEUM RESEACH has been focusing on the innovative research field of "Highly Automated Driving" since 2017. To pave the ground for scalable and cost-efficient test and validation of AD functions by real testing on public roads, JOANNEUM RESEARCH produces Ultra High Definition Maps (UHDmaps®) based on mobile mapping data in a scalable automated workflow. UHDmaps® contain a digital copy of reality, which sets the benchmark for the digital assessment of automated driving functions. The depicted solution is already utilized by the Austrian Light Vehicle Proving Region for Automated Driving (ALP.Lab GmbH) and its partners. At the conference, Patrick Luley will give a talk on "Automated public road testing based on digital twins" and an overview of the technical solution and certain test use cases.