News

PLEASE NOTE
The final presentation of the Ko-FAS Research Initiative will take place on 18th and 19th September 2013 in Aschaffenburg.

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February 2011
New partners in the cooperative project Ko-KOMP:
Sector automotive engineering of the TU Darmstadt and research sector of traffic acciendents of the TU Dresden GmbH are supporting the team now.

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September 2011
Ko-FAS Interim presentation
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April 2011
Ko-FAS @ Hanover Fair 2011 – Exhibit and demonstration at the stand of the German Federal Ministry of Economics
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March 2011
Ko-FAS @ WIT 2011 – Session with five technical presentations made by the research initiative
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December 2010
Ko-FAS in the ATZ online newspaper
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Operating Principle

In the Ko-TAG joint project, vehicle-mounted transmitter-receivers exchange data by radio with active, RFID-like elements (in the following referred to as tags or transponders) carried by other road users, e.g. integrated in school bags, helmets or mobile phones. These tags can be located, clearly classified and tracked anonymously.
With the data obtained from the tracking of detected objects, such as direction of movement, distance and speed, the situation can be evaluated comprehensively and – in combination with suitable movement profiles – the collision risk can be assessed precisely. The calculated risk forms the basis of warning and triggering algorithms and for the initiation of suitable preventive measures (e.g. automatic braking).
This cooperative sensor technology can even locate and clearly classify road users who are invisible to the driver at the moment of danger.
The researchers are especially interested in how this technology can be used in broader scenarios involving numerous parties. They are thus developing strategies to merge the information from vehicle and localisation data, and to use the results in order to give the driver active support in terms of safety and to assist him/her in critical situations.