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ABOUT SYNCOPARK

WHO WE ARE!

In contrast to motorway and city traffic, automated parking in multi-storey car parks has not yet been clearly regulated with regard to the definition of interfaces or automation levels, which provides a clear guideline for the distribution of tasks between vehicle and driver infrastructure.

In the project SynCoPark (synergies from cooperation and standardization in manufacturer-independent automated parking) we are developing a standardization for the qualification and certification of infrastructure in multi-storey car parks and vehicles.

The aim is to achieve parking processes at varying degrees of automation independent of the vehicle manufacturer, infrastructure service provider and car park operator and to promote the widespread use of automated parking. The SynCoPark project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure with 2.6 million euros from the research program ” Automation and Connectivity in Road Transport”.

OUR GOALS

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QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION

The main objective and distinguishing feature of the project is the development of a standard for the manufacturer- and operator-independent interaction of the components in the overall structure human-vehicle-car park as well as on the technical level communication-sensors-actuators. The functional range is to be maximized with existing hardware on both sides – vehicle and multi-storey car park. Similar to the categories of the instrument landing system in aviation, it should be known in advance which functions can be implemented with a vehicle-car park combination.

AUTONOMOUS PARKING & PARKING PROCESSES

For the development and validation of the standard, scalable driving and parking functions up to Automated Valet Parking are implemented on our own test vehicles. The newly built research parking garage Braunschweig, which will be equipped with a comprehensive digital infrastructure and special parking areas, will serve as a test field. This ensures that all automation levels defined in the standard can be represented in terms of a distribution of tasks between vehicle-driver-infrastructure.

RETROFIT SOLUTIONS FOR MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS

The standard to be developed should ensure that the results can be transferred to existing multi-storey car parks by means of retrofitting solutions. The final transfer of the functionality and hardware to the parking garage of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg ensures the proof of feasibility of the certification of a parking garage retrofitted according to the standards developed in the project. After completion of the project, a demonstration of the AVP functionalities is also planned for the ITS World Congress 2021.

BUSINESS MODELS AND ACCOMPANYING LEGAL RESEARCH

In addition to technical aspects relating to multi-storey car parks, economic and legal issues are also dealt with. The development towards an intelligent multi-storey car park will change existing business models and create new ones. The resulting services will be developed and examined for cost efficiency and economic viability. Multi-storey car parks can, for example, become “hubs” for passenger and goods transport, services or filling stations for alternative drives.

At the same time, the accompanying legal research discusses the complex issues arising from this, which go beyond a classic legal project appraisal. Who is the owner of which rights, which responsibilities arise in mixed traffic operations in future AVP multi-storey car parks, are examples of problems to be discussed.

OUR GOALS

QUICK AT A GLANCE.

QUALIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION

The main objective and distinguishing feature of the project is the development of a standard for the manufacturer- and operator-independent interaction of the components in the overall structure human-vehicle-car park as well as on the technical level communication-sensors-actuators. The functional range is to be maximized with existing hardware on both sides – vehicle and multi-storey car park. Similar to the categories of the instrument landing system in aviation, it should be known in advance which functions can be implemented with a vehicle-car park combination.

AUTONOMOUS PARKING & PARKING PROCESSES

For the development and validation of the standard, scalable driving and parking functions up to Automated Valet Parking are implemented on our own test vehicles. The newly built research parking garage Braunschweig, which will be equipped with a comprehensive digital infrastructure and special parking areas, will serve as a test field. This ensures that all automation levels defined in the standard can be represented in terms of a distribution of tasks between vehicle-driver-infrastructure.

RETROFIT SOLUTIONS FOR MULTI-STOREY CAR PARKS

The standard to be developed should ensure that the results can be transferred to existing multi-storey car parks by means of retrofitting solutions. The final transfer of the functionality and hardware to the parking garage of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg ensures the proof of feasibility of the certification of a parking garage retrofitted according to the standards developed in the project. After completion of the project, a demonstration of the AVP functionalities is also planned for the ITS World Congress 2021.

BUSINESS MODELS AND ACCOMPANYING LEGAL RESEARCH

In addition to technical aspects relating to multi-storey car parks, economic and legal issues are also dealt with. The development towards an intelligent multi-storey car park will change existing business models and create new ones. The resulting services will be developed and examined for cost efficiency and economic viability. Multi-storey car parks can, for example, become “hubs” for passenger and goods transport, services or filling stations for alternative drives.

At the same time, the accompanying legal research discusses the complex issues arising from this, which go beyond a classic legal project appraisal. Who is the owner of which rights, which responsibilities arise in mixed traffic operations in future AVP multi-storey car parks, are examples of problems to be discussed.

The test field

#RESEARCH PARKING GARAGE

The basis for the development of the standardization concept and the associated test drives is the multi-storey car park opened in August 2018 at the research airport in Braunschweig.
All necessary structural requirements and preparations for operation as a research parking garage for the development and testing of automated parking functions and superordinate standards have been met.

The multi-storey car park offers a total of 653 parking spaces, 15 of which are in basement of the building and are intended exclusively for research purposes. An adjoining office and control room for experiments offers a view of the research area and thus the prerequisites for comfortable testing.

A redundant highspeed internet connection is provided, which enables data exchange with backend servers of OEMs or car park operators.

The floor of the entire basement of the research area offers retrofitting possibilities for inductive charging stations for the automated vehicles. Infrastructure sensors can be mounted on exposed steel girders on the ceiling and walls, which can be connected to the control station using the installed cable ducts.


  1. Sonka, M. Kascha, R. Henze,
    „Standardisierung des automatisierten Valet-Parkens im Forschungsparkhaus Braunschweig“,
    in AAET 2019, Automatisiertes und vernetztes Fahren, Tagungsband des gleichnamigen 20. Braunschweiger Symposiums.

IMPRESSIONS

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OUR PARTNERS

IN THE OVERVIEW…

      

Technische Universität Braunschweig / Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen

As a centre of the Technische Universität Braunschweig, NFF is active in the entire research spectrum of automotive engineering. In the field of engineering, research will be carried out by Institute of Automotive Engineering (IfF), which will also contribute experimental vehicles to the project and head the NFF research field “intelligent vehicle and connected driving”. The focus at the IfF is on “overall vehicle, chassis and driving dynamics”, ”vibrations and acoustics”, ”driver assistance systems and automated driving” and “vehicle transmissions, hybrid and electric drives”.

Business aspects are coordinated by the Institute of Automotive Management and Industrial Production (AIP).

The main emphasis of the Chair of Service Management is on management of (automotive) service networks and customer relationship management. Particular focus is placed on the mobility, retail, sports and communication sectors. The Chair of Service Management has relevant methodological competence in conducting empirical studies. For the exploration of customer needs and possible applications, for example, qualitative empirical methods based on (1) in-depth or expert interviews and (2) focus groups are used. The verification of the acceptance of business model variants in the run-up to market launch, on the other hand, is carried out using quantitative empirical methods based on (1) field studies with survey and observation data as well as (2) laboratory and real experimental approaches.

The accompanying legal research is carried out by the Mobility Law Research Centre, an institution of the Institute of Law (IRW). Against the background of technological developments in the field of mobility, the Research Unit answers the fundamental legal questions that arise. It contributes to the definition of practical requirements within the given legal framework and identifies areas where there is a need for regulation. In addition to applicable regulations, the Research Centre also takes into account developments in legal policy in the multi-level system of the EU-Germany as well as case law.

APCOA PARKING Deutschland GmbH

APCOA PARKING Deutschland GmbH is located at Stuttgart Airport and offers its customers more than 230,000 parking spaces at around 300 locations in over 80 cities. The company is known for parking in city centres, at airports, trade fairs, hotels and hospitals all over Germany. APCOA PARKING Deutschland GmbH is part of the APCOA Parking Group, which is operating in 13 European countries and is characterized by a widely spread customer portfolio. APCOA’s international expertise guarantees forward-looking and innovative mobility solutions at over 9,000 locations for drivers and property owners. With its consistent “Asset Light” business model, APCOA is a reliable partner for private and public real estate owners.

APCOA uses its IT platform to connect its garages with business customers, partners, drivers and their vehicles. Based on this, the company offers its business and end customers innovative services and products for an efficient and convenient mobility experience. The environment also benefits: with the help of digital services and an intelligent traffic management system, the company is making an active contribution to reducing parking search traffic and emissions in cities. By combining mobility and parking, APCOA will become an integral part of the Smart City.

EDAG Engineering GmbH

trive.me is an independent brand of EDAG Engineering GmbH and operates in the field of the digital transformation of mobility in order to bring together the automotive industry and the digital world. Starting from an own innovation process, own software solutions in the field of mobility are developed in StartUp structures. These solutions are marketed under the brand label trive.me. The acquired know-how is also offered as a service for automobile manufacturers and system suppliers. For trive.me, software is the decisive interface between driver and mobility. It is essential for the vision of driving and parking in the future. With EDAG, one of the largest independent automotive development experts in the world, trive.me can also contribute vehicle integration and system understanding in the field of holistic mobility solutions.

Since 2015, trive.me has been developing various services under the “trive.park” product line to prepare the necessary networking between vehicle and infrastructure for highly automated parking. These include Travel planning, indoor positioning, indoor navigation, automatic CarFinder, bluetooth-based barrier opening, booking platform for parking space offers incl. backend development and visualization through various apps for iOS and Android as well as Smartwatch extensions.

trive.me demonstrates this technical expertise not only in ongoing customer service projects and product modules, but also as speakers at congresses such as “WhereCamp Berlin 2016” or “Construction and operation of car parks 2017”.

All activities follow the mission: “Automated driving is only possible through networking”. In the SynCoPark funding project, the expertise will contribute to promoting standardization for all participating sectors through cooperation with other industry-leading companies.

GOLDBECK GmbH

GOLDBECK GmbH is a family-run building construction company specializing in the design, construction and operation of commercial real estate. GOLDBECK buildings consist of industrially manufactured system components, which enables particularly fast and economical construction projects. The individual elements of the building system are so flexibly coordinated that they allow a high degree of planning freedom.

As the German market leader, GOLDBECK is particularly strong with its car park product and holds the highest market share as well as innovation and technology leadership in the construction of parking spaces. The open construction without supports in the interior already provides optimal conditions for fully automated parking.

The continuous development of the car park product has resulted in both the concrete and steel construction system being at the forefront of technology and GOLDBECK playing a pioneering role in equipping its car parks with regard to charging infrastructure, energy supply concepts and digitized parking space.

It is also a great advantage that the car park planning team, as well as the other GOLDBECK product areas, use the Building Information Modeling (BIM) method throughout the process. At BIM the conception and planning takes place within a visualized, three-dimensional and interdisciplinary data model. During the entire life cycle, the resulting data can be used for commissioning, facility management, service and maintenance as well as dismantling.

GOLDBECK sets standards in construction systems, digital planning, availability of parking garage data and innovative parking garage technologies. For fully automated parking and car park support, the company has the best conditions to take the next technological step together with its partners.

NavCert GmbH

NavCert is a technical service provider offering worldwide consulting and certification in the fields of positioning, navigation and telematics. NavCert guarantees high quality and reliability under a strong logo combined with extensive application know-how in navigation and telematics. NavCert is driving the certification process forward in several national and international projects and has already participated in the GALCERT project on behalf of the GSA in the definition of certification requirements for the European Galileo system. NavCert GmbH has an exclusive agreement with TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH, which enables NavCert to offer certification services that use the TÜV SÜD quality logo in areas not regulated by law.

NavCert GmbH was founded in 2006 as a joint venture between TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH and OECON Products and Services GmbH. Today NavCert is a 100% subsidiary of OECON Holding & Consulting GmbH with a strong connection to TÜV SÜD Product Service GmbH based on the above cooperation agreement.

NavCert operates an ISO 17025 accredited navigation and telematics laboratory. NavCert is a Notified Body with the number 2603 within EETS (European Electronic Tolling Service). NavCert has contributed to the development of standards for ETSI and CEN. NavCert participates as representative of DIN in the working group of CEN TC278 WG 15. NavCert is also involved in the development of requirements for GNSS receivers at ETSI. The European Commission has invited NavCert to participate in the “Compliance Assessment Working Group” of DG Move Unit B.4 for the standardization of a conformity assessment within the framework of C2X.

PRETHERM GmbH

Seit 2003 entwickelt die PRETHERM GmbH Organisations- und Geschäftsmodelle im Infrastrukturbereich. In Deutschland und Osteuropa beteiligt sich das Unternehmen an Projekten in den Bereichen Zivile Sicherheit, Verkehr und Logistik sowie Energiewirtschaft.

Das Engagement reicht von der Beratung über die zum Teil patentgestützte Produktentwicklung und -vermarktung bis zum eigenständigen Investment in geeignete Vorhaben. Dergestalt erzielt PRETHERM Umsätze, Beteiligungserträge und in naher Zukunft voraussichtlich auch Lizenzgebühren.

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NEWS

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9 October 2019|

Projektstart im Braunschweiger Forschungsparkhaus

Flächendeckendes autonomes Parken bald keine Zukunftsmusik mehr

Braunschweig, 30. Oktober 2018

Im Rahmen des neu gestarteten Projektes SynCoPark (Synergien aus Kooperation und Standardisierung im herstellerunabhängigen automatisierten Parken) arbeiten Wissenschaftler/innen der TU Braunschweig und verschiedene Industrievertreter gemeinsam daran, dass durch Standardisierung autonomes Parken bald flächendeckend(er) verfügbar ist.

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SYNCOPARK

In contrast to motorway and city traffic, automated parking in multi-storey car parks has not yet been clearly regulated with regard to the definition of interfaces or automation levels, which provides a clear guideline for the distribution of tasks between vehicle and driver infrastructure.

In the project SynCoPark (synergies from cooperation and standardization in manufacturer-independent automated parking) we are developing a standardization for the qualification and certification of infrastructure in multi-storey car parks and vehicles.

SYNCOPARK

In contrast to motorway and city traffic, automated parking in multi-storey car parks has not yet been clearly regulated with regard to the definition of interfaces or automation levels, which provides a clear guideline for the distribution of tasks between vehicle and driver infrastructure.

In the project SynCoPark (synergies from cooperation and standardization in manufacturer-independent automated parking) we are developing a standardization for the qualification and certification of infrastructure in multi-storey car parks and vehicles.

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