Cooperation for autonomous driving

VIRTUAL VEHICLE and the Austrian start-up KONTROL make autonomous driving a live experience – organising an event at the proving groung of the ÖAMTC Fahrtechnik Zentrum Lang/Lebring on August 18th. It is a driving event to show how the driving licence for autonomous vehicles could look like. For the first time in the presence of industry experts, an autonomous vehicle will be driven on the proving ground with the help of the Control Compliance Software, following the road traffic regulations. Magna, AVL, TÜV Rheinland, Asfinag and AlpLAB were able to experience compliance with the road traffic regulations when using the Kontrol KoPilot compliance software in the Automated Drive Demonstrator vehicle of the VIRTUAL VEHICLE. Scenarios like the speed limit, keeping in lane and also the automatic distance control were tested.

Andreas Lauringer, the CEO of Kontrol GmbH: “This event offers the opportunity to see how complex technology can be experienced and understood by people. How the StVo, which is so natural for us, is complied with by a machine”. Prof. Daniel Watzenig, Professor for Automated Driving at Graz University of Technology and Head of Electronics and Software at VIRTUAL VEHICLE: “Together we have to define and test the requirements for automated vehicles as well as a future, also digital infrastructure. Innovative start-ups and SMEs such as Kontrol can critically test and improve their technologies at the VIRTUAL VEHICLE in our Living Innovation Labs such as the Automated Driving Demonstrator or Drive.LAB and thus bring them to market faster”.

In the picture: DI Gerhard Greiner (ALP.Lab, left), Prof. Daniel Watzenig (middle), Andreas Lauringer (CEO Kontrol GmbH, re.). Further information: