Nils KatzorkeNils joined Mercedes-Benz in 2016 as a project coordinator for the construction and ramp-up of the new proving ground in Immendingen, Germany. He has a bachelor’s degree in transportation and logistics management and a master’s in business engineering. Since the opening of the proving ground in 2018, he has been working on advancing the site further. Therefore, he is leading a research project on test infrastructure design for autonomous systems and coordinating diverse technical and economical projects.
Proving ground requirements for automated vehicle testing
Due to the higher number of components and versions in automated vehicles (AVs), the number of required tests increases as well. While digital methods like model-in-the-loop and software-in-the-loop gain ground, physical validation remains mandatory. The presentation will provide an overview of major future milestones in the development of automated vehicles and their effects on testing requirements. Furthermore, it will highlight future changes in requirements for proving grounds and approaches to identify these. As an example, some results and measures for the new Mercedes-Benz proving ground in Immendingen will be shown.