The City area is primarily used to test the vehicle’s capacity to interact with the surrounding environment to avoid hitting buses, cyclists, pedestrians or other road users.
The City area consist of 4 blocks and cover a number of different sub-areas such as:
- Town centres with varying street widths and lanes, bus stops, pavements, street lighting and building backdrops.
- A road system with different kinds of test environments such as roundabouts, T-junction, return-loop and “lab-area”. Connections to the Rural road occur in two places.
The City area is based on a relatively flat surface and with dummy blocks that resemble buildings both to the eye and to technical aids such as radar. One block contains space for control room and warehouse for dummies.
The City area is lit up by normal street lighting, which can be switched off by section.
- Each Block 40 by 25 metres, approx. 4 metres high. Streets have a 2.0% incline for good drainage into sewage drains.
- Acceleration roads, longer than 150 metres before the intersection.
- Lab area approx. 100 by 30 metres.
- Loading dock for trucks; 10 by 1.5 metres.
- Main street equipped with “Portals” with traffic signs.
- Pavements and bike lanes.
- Lane markings.
- Crossing street, 7 metres wide plus pavements.
- Pedestrian crossing with signs.
- Prepared foundations for additional traffic signs.
- Outlets to charge electric vehicles and batteries.
- Simple garage for weather protection.
- Equipment to generate various scenarios.
- Refuge, traffic signs, curbs and traffic lights.
- Platform for visitors.