The Design

AstaZero’s test environments comprise a 5.7 kilometre rural road lane, a City Area with four districts of buildings and streets, a Multilane Road for multi-lane traffic and a High Speed Area for high speed tests.

All paved surfaces are designed for:

  • 60 tons maximum vehicle weight. (tonne if 1000 kg = 1 tonne)
  • 13 tons axel load. (tonne if 1000 kg = 1 tonne)
  • Maximum vehicle length of 25.25 metres.

All internal roads are designed for:

  • Bi-directional traffic.
  • Right-hand traffic.
  • Road width of 7 metres.

Areas for calibration:

  • 3 by 15 metres.
  • Made out of concrete.
  • Flatness better than 0.1 degrees in all directions.

Roadside infrastructure:

  • Conduit for electric power, fibre and communication/control. Installed along the full length of the accelerations roads, the multi-lane road and the rural road.
  • Access points every 150 metres.
  • Underpasses to the remote side at each access point.
  • V2V and V2I
  • Conduit to appropriate control rooms for future installations.

Communication Resources:

  • Wi-Fi coverage for the area
  • High-speed Internet connection in all control rooms and garages
  • Mobile phone coverage in the area
  • V2V and V2I – installation prepared

DGPS:

  • Base station which covers the whole area
  • Target – Hunter systems with RTK
  • Video system synchronized to position

Dummies:

  • Pedestrians
  • Balloon cars
  • Animals
  • Material to make new targets
  • Remote control of balloon cars and test vehicles

Misc.

  • Guard rails
  • Traffic signs
  • Refuges
  • Lane marking equipment

Possible Equipment Control for Phase 2

  • Tunnel
  • Fog generator
  • Rain simulator
  • Water spray
  • Drying equipment

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