Conference Announcements for May 2022

In May 2022, live events and conferences will finally start again, at which we will be present directly on site.

The first event will be the 35th VDI Conference for Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving on May 17th in Aachen. There, ANDATA will present the project COPE and its solutions for the cooperative avoidance of collisions and dangers with vulnerable road users utilizing C-ITS communication.

It continues on May 19th at the SafetyWeek 2022 in Würzburg with a talk about the “Criticality assessment of driving situations for ADAS Level 2”. We will report in depth on various possibilities of how exactly collision and danger avoidance mathematically works and can be evaluated.

Finally various members of the project consortium are invited to represent the approaches of the projects COPE and DIGEST with digital twins and the cooperative sharing of information in several Special Interest Sessions at the ITS Europe Congress 2022 in Toulouse, beginning at May 30th.

Digital Twin

OPC-UA as foundation for a Collective Perception Map

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Within the Project COPE a central database named Collective Perception Map, which provides interfaces following the Open Platform Communications – Unified Architecture (OPC-UA) is developed. These allow for the secure and correct transmission of the variables denoting the intersection’s current traffic situation. These data is available in real time in a machine readable format.

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The COPE map, after having been initialised with a static UHD map, is refreshed constantly with position traces of vehicles and VRUs, determined by local traffic infrastructure. These data is considered by a trajectory prediction module, which feeds collision predictions back. Consequently, a machine-readable image of the current and the next status is obtainable through the OPC server.

Digital Twin Dissemination

COPE methods presented at automotive Grand Challenge 2021

At carhs – the #1 information platform for automotive safety – the automotive Grand Challenge 2021 on 19/20 October was once again about the latest trends in virtual product development and computer aided engineering.   

The methods for scenario- and data-based development and validation of connected, cooperative, automated driving functions, as they are currently being intensively applied, constantly expanded and refined in the project COPE, were presented by ANDATA.

Digital Twin Dissemination

COPE at the ACIMobility Summit in Braunschweig

In Braunschweig – the German hotspot for connected driving – the newly arranged ACIMobility Summit took place on 21 and 22 September 2021 under the organisation of NFF, DLR and ITS mobilty.

ANDATA presented the project COPE (Collective Perception) and the methodological approaches it pursues for the development of networked algorithms for the development and avoidance of collisions with vulnerable road users. The development and safeguarding of such dirstributed algorithms require new forms of cooperation and collaboration, for which Braunschweig with the accomapnying test field of Lower Saxony offers excellent conditions.


Winner of the Race Across Germany 2021

(C) Team MIA4

The winner of the Race Across Germany 2021 is Dominik Meierhofer!

That way “our” development and test bike rider for the project COPE pursues his success story of 2021 and continues to deliver invalueable data for the develoment of collision avoidance systems for vulnerable road users.

We congratulate cordially on the safe way to Vision Zero!


Virtual ATTC Event

“C-ITS in urban areas with a focus on vulnerable road users”

Wolfgang Schildorfer / Logistikum der FHOÖ,
Andreas Kuhn / ANDATA,
Thomas Novak / Swarco Futurit and

presented the project COPE in the context of the virtual ATTC event on March 24, 2021.

The project team presented different topics like project context, goals, challenges, use cases, system design, UHD maps and C-ITS-related topics.

Furthermore, first results were presented to the 35 participants from industry, politics and research. And at the end, COPE’s main goal to increase traffic safety in urban intersections with C-ITS were highlighted by all presenters.

Digital Twin

First Recordings for Digital Twins in Hallein and Linz

The teams of Joanneum Research and ANDATA executed their first recordings for a high-precision “Digital Twin” of Hallein this week. The subsequent day, equivalent measurements were done in Linz with the support of DigiTrans.

The above 3D pictures illustrate an exemplary excerpt of the recordings from the Pernerinsel in Hallein including the according infrastructure with a precision in the range of centimetres. (C) Joanneum Research

The 3D models serve as a fundament for vehicle and traffic simulations, in which the effects of the various vehicle algorithms for collision avoidance with the help of vehicle-to-motorcycle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication in combination of different vehicle and infrastructure sensors are investigated in a wide variety of configurations with different behavioural patterns of the vulnerable road users.

The meassurement team…
…with the high precision unit of JR…
…in action during the recording session.
Bicycle Project Info

Race Around Austria winner delivers data for the development of new, connected vehicle safety systems

This year’s Race Around Austria starts on Wednesday, Aug. 13th, 2020. Last year’s winner Dominik Meierhofer will be back, now supported also by ANDATA and the project COPE.

The project COPE is about developing new vehicle safety systems to prevent collisions and dangerous situations with vulnerable road users (cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians), starting in September 2020. This is to be done with the help future’s increased connected mobility by interconnecting road users with each other and with the infrastructure. The methodology for this is carried out by means of artificial intelligence for the assessment and cooperative awareness of traffic situations with collective perception.

With an average of more than 15,000 kilometres on the bike per year, Dominik is the ideal candidate for the collection of the relevant bicycle scenarios and situations to develop future’s networked, cooperative, automated vehicle functions. ANDATA will incorporate the situations collected by Dominik into the scenario database of the project COPE.  

For the RAA 2020 we wish all the best! Drive save at full speed, being inspired by your pace! The race progress can be watched at


Project COPE: WienZWA and Connecting Austria are becoming a trilogy now

The both pioneering projects WienZWA and Connecting Austria are becoming a trilogy now. Whilest WienZWA dealt about the comprehensive validation of connected, cooperative, automated driving (CCAD), Connecting Austria puts the focus on the potentials of CCAD with respect to traffic and vehicle efficiency. COPE will extend the potentials of CCAD with respect to safety – especially for vulnerable road users. More details will follow here soon…

Validation of connected, coopartive, automated driving and concept description of according test fields
Connected, cooperative, automated driving for the improvement of traffic and vehicle efficiency
Connected, cooperative, automated driving for the improvement of traffic and vehicle safety


COPE – coming soon!

The project COPE is intented to start beginning of September 2020. Further details will follow soon…