One major key to autonomous driving is reliable knowledge about the vehicle's surroundings. In complex situations like
urban intersections, the vehicle's on-board sensors are often unable to detect and classify all features of the
environment. Therefore, high-precision digital maps are widely used to provide the vehicle with additional information. In
this article, we introduce a system which makes use of a mobile edge computing architecture (MEC) for computing digital
maps on infrastructure-based, distributed computers. In cooperation with the mobile network operator Vodafone an LTE test
field is implemented at the Aldenhoven Testing Center (ATC). The proving ground thus combines an urban crossing with the
MEC capabilities of the LTE test field so that the developed methods can be tested in a realistic scenario. In the near
future the LTE test field will be equipped with the new 5G mobile standard allowing for fast and reliable exchange of map
and sensor data between vehicles and infrastructure.
AT – Automatisierungstechnik covers the entire field of automation technology. It presents the development of theoretical procedures and their possible applications. Topics include new discoveries about the development and application of methods. It presents the function, properties, and applications of tools and includes contributions from the worlds of research, academia, and industry.