Mobile robots for experimental ADAS tests

The Mobile Robots are ultra-flat drive-over platforms used for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) testing. Due to their vehicle-like movements and programmable trajectories, real traffic scenarios as for example, intersection and lane change scenarios can be simulated.

Goals and idea

The platforms can be driven over by test vehicles without damaging them. The used targets can also survive collisions without damage. Thus, reproducible tests are possible. Pre-crash, crash and post-crash scenarios can be mapped. The on-board processor evaluates various sensor data in real time (odometry, dGPS) to determine the exact position of the platform, enabling a precise trajectory driving.


UFO Pro platform (2.30 m x 1.80 m) Euro NCAP compliant
  • UFO Pro max. 80 km/h with 3D dummy
  • UFO Pro max. 2.2 m/s2 acceleration
  • UFO Pro max. 6 m/s2 braking
  • 235 kg "Test Ready" Total weight
UFO Compact Platform (1.80 m x 1.80 m) Euro NCAP compliant
  • UFO Compact max. 55 km/h with 3D dummy
  • UFO Compact max. 1,8 m/s2 acceleration 
  • UFO Compact max. 6 m/s2 braking
  • 165 kg “Test Ready” total weight

Laboratory management and team

Scientific Director CARISSMA – ISAFE, Research Professor for Vehicle Safety and Vehicle Mechatronics
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Brandmeier
Phone: +49 841 9348-7460
Room: H023

Networked laboratories

Indoor test facility

Outdoor open air test site