The project Digital St. Andrew's cross (Digitales Andreaskreuz) aims to increase safety and comfort for road users by digitalizing level crossings. With the resulting smarter infrastructure, road users can then be provided with information about the level crossing. For example, level crossings without barriers but with trains passing ahead, the duration a level crossing will remain closed, or route alternatives.
Our main contribution is a converter which receives Vehicle-to-everything (V2X, i.e., ITS-G5 based on IEEE 802.11p and IEEE 1609) messages and forwards them via mobile data to Cloud services. Messages can then be further forwarded to road users not yet equipped with V2X hardware.
The consortium partners are DB Systel, Professorship for Operating Systems and Middleware (Hasso Plattner Institute, University of Potsdam), Siemens Mobility, German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, DLR), and the BMW Group.
Funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (Bundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur, BMVI), part of the Reallab Hamburg (RealLabHH) which – in turn – is part of the National Platform Future of Mobility (NPM).
For more details, please see the final project report (Abschlussbericht, German language) of the superordinate project Reallab Hamburg.