Closing event of the project LOGIN

On 27 May 2024, the final event of the joint project ‘LOGIN Hannover - traffic light systems optimally controlled in local transport’, funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport as part of the ‘Automated and connected driving - AVF’ funding initiative, took place at the site of local transport company and project partner ÜSTRA in Hanover. LOGIN is one of a total of 80 projects in the AVF funding initiative that have been launched since it began in 2017.

ifak's work focussed on the design, development and integration of prototype onboard units (OBU) for vehicle/infrastructure communication (V2X), which were used in 10 light rail vehicles and 10 buses operated by ÜSTRA as well as 10 other buses operated by the Hannover region. The OBUs, certified by accredited testing institutes, represent the mobile C-ITS station which communicates with the stationary roadside units to ensure that public transport is given priority at road junctions controlled by traffic light systems (LSA).

Other significant contributions by ifak included the organisation of a public key infrastructure to ensure secure communication between the participating fixed and mobile ITS stations with regard to trust and privacy, as well as the offline switching time prediction of traffic light signal states at selected junctions in the test field.

In addition to the state capital of Hanover, the Hanover region and ÜSTRA Hannoversche Verkehrsbetriebe AG, the project participants included ifak, IVU Traffic Technologies AG, Schlothauer & Wauer - Ingenieurgesellschaft für Straßenverkehr mbH, SWARCO Traffic Systems GmbH and the University of Kassel with the Department of Traffic Engineering and Transport Logistics.

At ifak, the project was handled by the Department Traffic & Assistance. Sebastian Naumann, Olaf Czogalla and Feng Xie took part in the event to mark the successful completion of the project and gave an insight into ifak's diverse contributions to the project.