Passat CC

Test vehicle for automated driving

b1 64A01243
b3 64A01418

Fields of application

  • Development, integration and evaluation of automated and connected driving functions for vehicles and intelligent infrastructure
  • Sensor data collection for research purposes
  • Demonstration of research results from various research projects

Technical data and features


  • RTK GPS system for centimeter-precise localisation


  • Modular sensor rack
  • 8 stereo cameras for 360° coverage
  • 3 Lidar sensors
    • Rotating lidar with 128 layers for 360° coverage
    • Front-facing FMCW lidar with speed estimation
    • Rear-facing solid state lidar
  • 6 Radar sensors
    • 4 short-range radars
    • 2 mid/long-range radars


  • Interface to the vehicle via real-time prototyping system
  • EPS with steering torque and steering angle interface
  • Target acceleration interface


  • 5G Router
  • 802.11p/ITS-G5 capable V2X communication modem

Processing power

  • High-performance GPU workstation
  • Linux operating system
  • Container-driven software stack based on ROS



Timo Woopen M.Sc.
Manager Research Area
Vehicle Intelligence & Automated Driving
+49 241 80 23549

Privacy notice

If you would like to learn more about data protection when collecting video and image files in public road traffic for research, development and testing purposes in research projects, click here (german).


Institute for Automotive Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Steinbachstraße 7
52074 Aachen · Germany
+49 241 80 25600

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