Visit of Director General, BMBF, The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Visit to KAIT by Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker, Director General, BMBF, The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, to observe SIP automated driving DIVP project

On Thursday, Oct. 27th, Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker, Director General of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF, and Dr. Lothar Mennicken from the German Embassy visited KAIT to observe the DIVP, Driving Intelligence Validation Platform, project and the German-Japanese joint VIVID, German-Japanese joint virtual validation methodology for intelligent driving systems, project.

The VIVID project is a collaborative research project between the VIVALDI project supported by BMBF, Germany, and the DIVP project supported by SIP Automated Driving, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan. With the common goal of evaluating the safety of automated driving, the project seeks to generate a realistic virtual space as seen from the sensors and contribute to accelerating the development and evaluation of automated driving in a truly digital twin simulation environment.

Most Successful Japanese-German Cooperative R&D Project

The VIVID project has been selected as one of the most successful Japanese-German cooperative R&D projects funded by the BMBF, and the Japanese leader of the project, KAIT, has been visited by Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker.

First, the DIVP project leader, Professor Hideo Inoue, explained about the DIVP simulation and the VIVID project. Afterwards, they observed the actual sensor test vehicles and realistic simulations. Prof. Dr. Ina Schieferdecker listened attentively to the explanations from the project members, and as a whole, she showed a great understanding to the outcomes of the DIVP project and the Japan-Germany VIVID project.

It is expected that the results of this Japan-Germany collaborative VIVID project will continue to be used for social implementation of automated vehicles and standardization of safety standards.

Responsibility for the article: Hideo Inoue, Director and Specially Appointed Professor, Advanced Vehicle Research Institute, KAIT