Control Center

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ABSOLUT Control Center - Concept

As a central component, the ABSOLUT control center serves the new aspects and requirements that arise for control centers as superordinate control ele- ments for autonomous buses in public transport.
As an indispensable interface between the autonomously moving vehicle and the data suppliers (e.g. data hubs), the existing public transport control cen- ter and the components of the transport infrastructure, it assumes tasks such as:

  • Simple sensor setups – not capable to really identify captured objects
  • Very low travelling velocities (< 20 km/h)
  • No standardized interfaces for connection to traffic control center
  • No homologation procedures for automated vehicles
  • Easy routes only (avoidance of complex mixed traffic situations)
  • Operation is limited to closed areas or to public areas with calmed
    traffic providing limited usefulness

ABSOLUT Control Center - Concept

Complex relationships and functions, such as monitoring and controlling the electronic equipment in the vehicle (on-board computer, dynamic passenger information, passenger interaction systems, video surveillance, communi- cation relationships between the control center and the vehicle’s electronic equipment, etc.), are particularly important in the implementation of the “Control Center” work package.
Another task is to bring the multitude of functionalities into a transparent and user-friendly form.
This is done in a control software with configurable, web-based GUI.

ABSOLUT Control Center – Overview

ABSOLUT Control Center - Concept

  • Development of a control center with features for guiding and monitoring autonomous buses and interaction with conventional control centers
  • Intelligent driver replacement functions and information exchange with the Autonomous Driving System (ADS) in the vehicle
  • No standardized interfaces for connection to traffic control center
  • Development of intelligent and flexible deployment regimes, including individual call service for the customer
  • Easy routes only (avoidance of complex mixed traffic situations)
  • Situation recognition in the passenger compartment, guiding passengers with intelligent visual and acoustic passenger information
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