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Digitrans eVAN

Automated research vehicle: Digitrans eVAN innovation lab

As part of the FFG’s 18th Mobility of the Future call for proposals, one of the most advanced research and test vehicles for automated driving in Austria was approved. The highly automated vehicle with open interfaces is to become a cross-border research platform and attract new collaborations and projects to Austria.   Until now, it has been extremely difficult for players from the mobility industry in Austria to gain access to a roadworthy, automated test vehicle that is also openly usable and embedded in the Austrian transport system.   This will now change with the test vehicle of DigiTrans GmbH with the catchy name “eVAN”. With this innovative research vehicle, it will now be easier in Austria to test concepts for automated freight as well as passenger transport in practical use cases. In this way, we want to promote and further advance the development and research of mobility system innovations in Austria.
The Digitrans eVAN innovation lab is funded by:
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Total project volume: 2 Mio. euros Federal funding:  1 Mio. euros
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project objectives of the eVAN test vehicle

  • Further development of AD and ADAS systems
  • Implementation of use cases in passenger and freight transportation
  • Provision of test data
  • Communication between vehicles and infrastructure
  • Research and further development of mobility system innovations
  • Safe automated driving in roundabouts with fleet and mixed traffic

Areas of operation by the automated test vehicle eVAN

Usage areas and use cases

Urban & rural road

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Airport / port

Proving Ground

Automated shuttle for passenger transport

The Digitrans eVAN can be used to deploy use cases in the area of passenger transport on urban and rural roads. In this way, automated last-mile services in local public transport can be tested and evaluated.

Research and test vehicle

For science and research, the Digitrans eVAN offers an open development platform to which they can efficiently connect and integrate their own projects in the field of future mobility in a modular way.

Highlights of the test vehicle eVAN

State of the art automation

• Scenario competence
• Dynamic path planning
• Manual operation possible

Modular development platform

• Open interfaces
• Individual elements can be exchanged without affecting the overall functionality

Communication and data exchange

• Fleet management support
• 5G/C-ITS (C2X communication)
• Provision/exchange of test data

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Impressions of the proving ground in St. Valentin

Actual pictures of the proving ground in St. Valentin, Lower Austria

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How to find us

Digitrans Büro Office Linz

Digitrans Office

DigiTrans GmbH
Hamerlingstraße 42
4020 Linz
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Test track (proving ground) St. Valentin

Opposite Weindlau 41
4432 Ernsthofen
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