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Our Meetup series for interested parties presents and discusses current, practice-relevant research topics in the field of future mobility.

KoMoDnext – Automated and Connected Driving in the Digital Test Field Düsseldorf
An overview of the test field, applications and results

The joint project KoMoDnext - Automated Driving in the Digital Test Field Düsseldorf, funded by the BMDV, ended after 27 months in March 2022. The project used and expanded the test field established in the previous KoMoD project. The goal of KoMoDnext was to provide infrastructure support for automated driving in selected network sections. On the 20 km long test route, various use cases were implemented and tested both on the highway and in safety-critical sections in the transition to the urban area (Rheinalleetunnel and Rheinkniebrücke) and at inner-city intersections controlled by traffic signals.
The presentations will provide an overview of the implemented applications as well as the results of a model-based system-wide assessment.

The Meetup is structured as follows:

  • Introduction & Presentation Testfield (Project Office Torben Hilgers)
  • Motivation, organization and outlook (City of Düsseldorf Heiko Böhme)
  • Driving function in urban areas (ika / fka)
  • System impact and introduction strategies (TU Berlin - Prof. Ortgiese)
  • Joint question and answer session

[Foto: Heiko Böhme]

Heiko Böhme

  • 1991-1998 Studium der Geographie mit den Nebenfächern Kartographie / Fernerkundung und Wirtschaftswissenschaften (VWL) an der Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • 1999-2002 Stadt Frankfurt am Main: Projektleiter Aufbau integrierte Gesamtverkehrsleitzentrale (IGLZ)
  • seit 2002 Landeshauptstadt Düsseldorf: Projektleiter für Verkehrssystemmanagement-Projekte (u.a. Dmotion - Düsseldorf in Motion), seit 2012 Sachgebietsleiter "Verkehrssystemmanagement und Forschungsprojekte" (u.a. Verbundkoordinator für KoMoD und KoMoDnext)

[Foto: Torben Hilgers]

Torben Hilgers

  • 1994-2001 Studium an der RWTH Aachen, Diplom in Bauingenieurwesen, Studienrichtung Verkehrswesen und Raumplanung
  • 2002-2004 HB-Verkehrsconsult GmbH (Hamburg/Aachen), Projektingenieur
  • 2004-2017 PTV AG
    • bis 2008 Projektleiter Verkehrsmanagement Düsseldorf
    • bis 2012 Abteilungsleiter Verkehrsmanagement Düsseldorf
    • bis 2017 Senior Sales Manager, Traffic Software
  • seit 2017 Heusch/Boesefeldt GmbH, Projektleiter und Leiter des Projektbüros KoMoD und KoMoDnext

[Foto: Guido Küppers]

Guido Küppers

  • 2012-2019 Studied at RWTH Aachen University, Master of Automotive Engineering and Transportation
  • Seit 2019 Scientific assistant at the Institute of Automotive Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in the Department of Vehicle Intelligence and Automated Driving
    • 01/2020 bis 03/2022 Project work in the ika project section "Implementation of an automated driving function with I2V interface for the Düsseldorf test field" in KoMoDnext

[Foto: Michael Ortgiese]

Michael Ortgiese

  • 1987 – 1992 Studied construction engineering at the Universities of Kaiserslautern and Karlsruhe, majoring in transport and urban planning.
  • 1992 – 2012 PTV AG Karlsruhe, Vice President in the field of research traffic management
  • 2012 – 2019 Potsdam University of Applied Sciences, Chair of Transportation and Vice President for Research and Transfer
  • Seit 2019 DLR - Institute of Transportation Systems Engineering, Head of Department TU Berlin, Chair of Transportation and Mobility Management
  • Seit 2020 DLR - Institute of Transportation Systems Engineering, Acting Institute Director

The event starts at 18:00 hrs, the talk will be held in German.


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


Hybrid (on-site and digital)


download presentation Küppers
download presentation Hilgers
download presentation Ortgiese


Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)
RWTH Aachen University

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52074 Aachen · Germany

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