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Digital Motorway Testbed



The Federal Ministry for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, the Free State of Bavaria, the automobile industry and the IT industry jointly operate the Digital Motorway Test Bed on the A9 motorway in Bavaria


Autonomous vehicles and associated technology

On this route, Mobility 4.0 innovations are tested, evaluated and further developed. The measures and projects on the Digital Motorway testbed are carried out in the two thematic areas of "automated and connected driving" and "intelligent infrastructure".

What was tested

AV technology, Intelligent Infrastructure

Testbed purpose

Development and testing of AV technology


The infrastructure of the route is fully digitalized, equipped with sensor technology and connected to innovative projects along the A9 motorway, one of the busiest motorways in Germany. It is called "a laboratory with real-life conditions in real-world driving".

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Capture competitive advantages from frontier technologies

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