Connectivity & resilience for automated driving functions in Germany

Jan. 01, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2025

The ConnRAD project aims to develop system architectures as well as communication protocols and mechanisms to increase reliability and resilience for connected, safety-critical driving functions as part of connected mobility (C-ITS, CCAM). 

These include methods of mutual trust-building between communication partners and methods for the mutual evaluation of the reliability of information for use in safety-critical connected driving functions. The foundations will be laid for subsequent regulation and standardization to enable the necessary framework for the homologation and market introduction of resilient, connected mobility systems and their components in a scalable manner. For this purpose, standard protocols and interfaces are defined and brought together in a reference architecture to give manufacturers and testing institutions a basis for future developments of resilient, connected mobility systems. The approaches developed in ConnRAD are evaluated in exemplary use cases as technology demonstrators.

In the project, Fraunhofer FOKUS is implementing the necessary protocols and proposed measures into technology demonstrators. This is done for the ConnRAD use cases both in vehicles and - where relevant - on the infrastructure side and on edge and cloud servers.

In addition to Fraunhofer FOKUS, the consortium includes 8 partners from industry and research:

  • Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Daimler Center for Automotive IT Innovations
  • Fraunhofer-Institut IEM
  • htw saar
  • Infineon
  • TU München

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