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Uwe Burckhardt

After studying computer science and business administration, Burckhardt owned an engineering office for software development and automation of industrial applications. Since 1998 he has held various positions at the DEKRA Technology Center. In 2009, he took over responsibility for the development of the DEKRA test site and its services. With DEKRA's takeover of the Lausitzring in 2018, Burckhardt became responsible for the DEKRA Lausitzring test site for automated and connected driving. One of his main tasks is the automation and digitization of the proving ground. The aim is to be able to reproduce the safeguarding of complex, highly automated driving functions reproducibly and efficiently on the test site.


Evolving PG for the development and validation of AD in different ODDs

Autonomous driving poses a new challenge to the design of proving grounds, as autonomous driving functions evaluate with extensive sensor technology not only the road surface and driving dynamics parameters but also the environment to enable operational design domain-specific features. As a consequence, for function testing under public road conditions, the proving ground tracks and environment must reflect the conditions found on public roads in different ODDs. Another important feature is the enablement of various dynamic scenarios on the test track. Dynamic swarm-based scenarios must be executable, reproducible and safe. For this, the connectivity and communication infrastructure of the participants is needed. This presentation gives insight into the track design, infrastructure, communication and equipment requirements and also solutions for a new type of proving ground for the development and validation of autonomous driving.

The audience will learn:

  • Autonomous driving and proving ground testing
  • Scenario and swarm-based testing in different operational design domains
  • Connectivity and infrastructure on the proving ground