Deutsche Telekom and DEKRA are expanding the facilities at the Lausitzring test- and race-track to include a 5G testbed for smart mobility.
The DEKRA Technology Center is Europe’s largest vendor-independent test center for the mobility of the future. The 5G testbed creates the perfect environment for automotive manufacturers and suppliers and communications equipment providers alike, says Deutsche Telekom. It is a place for them to test intelligent mobility in real situations.
Telekom Deutschland will provide the latest 4G and 5G infrastructure for the testbed. Other new technologies also come into play, such as Edge Computing (in which cloud-based computing power ensures real-time communication), Precise Positioning (Driver assistance systems require reliable accuracy in the centimeter range) and C-V2X, the telecommunications standard for communication between vehicles, network infrastructure and road infrastructure.
The DEKRA Technology Center at the Lausitzring already provides the whole range of approval tests for manufacturers. Covering an area of around 545 hectares, it is Europe’s largest independent test area for connected and automated driving. This is an area equivalent to more than 700 football pitches. The roads recreate downtown, country road and highway conditions. There are also special asphalt zones for testing autonomous parking systems.