Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH, Aachen (fka)
Being an innovative engineering service provider, the Forschungsgesellschaft Kraftfahrwesen mbH Aachen (fka) offers technical and interdisciplinary solutions for various areas of complete vehicle ranging from the conception to simulation and construction, prototype building and experimental testing. Through its close cooperation with ika, fka not only has access to a wide range of testing facilities, but also ensures the rapid transfer of the newest research results into innovative products and methods, and thus delivers solutions for the individual questions of its customers.
In the field of driver assistance, topics related to communication and automation of the driving functions are focus of research. The fka often acts as subcontractor, as it happened in the research projects Invent, Aktiv and UR:BAN. At European level, fka is partner in the AdaptIVe project, in the field of vehicle automation.
In the context of PEGASUS, fka is in charge of the development and implementation of the database of relevant scenarios, which enables the analysis and evaluation of traffic scenarios for highly automated driving functions with all relevant characteristics. To that end, the database is designed, implemented and operated on a long-term basis, as part of sub-project 3. Furthermore, interfaces to driving simulators, simulation tools as well as to the assessment and analysis of data from the field tests on public roads and real tests in sub-project 1 are implemented.