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Connecting vehicles and road infrastructure

1. Digital traffic sign register

In order to digitally connect its modes of transportation, the state is working on improving the availability of mobility data and services, among others, through the development of a digital traffic sign register. Its aim is to digitally map all of the traffic signs on roads in Baden-Württemberg that are mandatory under the German Road Traffic Regulations (StVO) and to include them in the state’s central database as digital twins. This is realized with the help of a web application based on a geographical information system. A new data and documentation basis, in connection with a fully digital workflow for regulations under the traffic laws, will not only support automated and connected driving based on official data, but also advance the modernization of public administrations. Further objectives of the traffic sign register are plausibility checks of traffic signs in the field via specific test routines, the ability to create comprehensive analyses, and support for the Mobility Data Space (MDS), the Strategic Dialogue for the Automotive Sector in Baden-Württemberg (SDA), and automated and connected driving.

2. Combined traffic data collection (“VDE”)

A wide range of data from the federal and state road network is required to support more reliable mobility, increase road safety, improve the utilization of road infrastructure through dedicated traffic management, and automated and connected driving. The VDE project for combined traffic data collection was launched to create a comprehensive, robust and reliable data basis. The aim of the project is to collect comprehensive data from road traffic and make it available for a wide range of applications. The central basis is the Traffic Information Center (VIZ) and its state-owned mobility data platform MobiData BW. As part of the further development of the VIZ, data is generated by external partners and linked with its own data. New applications and business models then help to improve the above-mentioned aspects. The partners within the SDA can participate directly and also benefit from the open data. The further development of the VIZ is now being conceptualized and put out to tender. It is expected to be fully implemented in 2024.

Parties Involved

  • Ministry of Transport Baden-Württemberg
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO
  • Mercedes-Benz Group AG
  • Städtetag Baden-Württemberg (Association of municipalities in Baden-Württemberg)
  • Verband der Automobilindustrie e. V. (VDA)