TU Braunschweig


Please visit Institute for Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering (iVA) for detailed information.

The Technische Universität Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig) is a university located in the Federal state of Niedersachsen in Germany. Based on its long tradition in transportation engineering science, TU Braunschweig is since 2008 hosting the new Automotive Research Centre of Niedersachsen (NFF) with locations in Braunschweig and Wolfsburg. Together with its institutes of transportation research, TU Braunschweig facilitates more than 250 scientists in the field of transport.

The Institute for Traffic Safety and Automation Engineering (iVA) focuses on four main research areas: Traffic Safety and Automation, Vehicle Safety and Automation, System Theory, and Cooperative Systems. The research field of traffic automation is closely interlinked with the topic of traffic safety and focuses on topics concerning the design and the implementation of control and automation systems on all levels of traffic and transport systems. The institute gained experience in the design and implementation of automation systems by developing reference measurement systems and doing localisation experiments for both rail and automotive traffic. Previous localisation-related projects are:

  • DemoOrt
  • Satnab
  • Gemini.
National and international standards such as IEC 62 551 and CENELEC 50129 have been launched and revised by the institute. The institute is licensed by ISO 9001:2000 and a distinguished partner for safety assessment in advanced and challenging national and international projects which are for example:
  • INESS (INtegrated European Signalling System)
  • SELCAT (Safer European Level Crossing Appraisal and Technology)
  • Euro-Interlocking (Generic Hazard Identification Methodology and List, UIC)
  • Bahn 2050 (Risk Analysis for innovative railway operation systems, Siemens TS)
  • Step-X (Model based Development, Volkswagen AG)
  • Tomasen (Tool supported modelling, analysis and synthesis of safety relevant controllers based on Petri nets in the field of railroad traffic, German Research Council).
The institute gained experience in managing national and European-wide projects. In particular, the considerable SELCAT EU project with 19 participants was lead successfully by iVA.