Impulse Project 3: Global and cooperative safety system

This impulse project carries out research into a globally created and cooperatively aligned environment model that includes information from other vehicles and the infrastructure. This is used as a basis for the evaluation of sensor and fusion errors by the safety observer under development, which acts as an additional safety instance in the vehicle with regard to sensor information. This increases the safety and robustness of (partially) automated driving as well as crash and pre-crash functions. The project is to be realised from the idea through to serial implementation of the concept through the network of participating partners, thereby creating a high impact in the industry. In addition, a methodical approach to Vehicle Safety 4.0 is to be developed. The existing infrastructure will also be linked in terms of test methods, starting from CARISSMA through to the Ingolstadt test field and in future also the Federal Ministry of Transport’s test field for autonomous driving on the A9 motorway. All partners involved in the individual initiatives will be interlinked in a comprehensive network.


The impulse project is subdivided into the following subprojects:

  • Subproject 1: Pain-sensitive bodywork

  • Subproject 2: Intra-vehicle extension
    • Safety Observer and close environment model: Sensor degradation due to adverse weather conditions
    • Safety Observer and close environment model: High-resolution radar environment detection
  • Subproject 3:Inter-vehicle extension


Head of the Graduate Center, Head of SAFIR-Cluster 3
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Christian Facchi
Phone: +49 841 9348-7410
Room: P207

Funding reference number: 13FH7I03IA