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CAVE - system collision warning

On Board Unit mit CAVE

Visualization of the immediate driver environment on the on-board unit


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High-precision system solution for more safety on high-speed ovals

How dangerous driving on test fields of the automotive industry is, is shown time and again by serious accidents on test tracks. These could often be prevented. Our collision warning system CAVE decisively improves the safety on proving ground and helps to avoid collisions. CAVE! receives as part of the awarding of the Innovation Prize 2018, the recognition of the state of Baden-Württemberg for exemplary achievements.

Using high-precision telematics, the system warns test drivers early through an on-board unit in the event of an emerging danger of collision. It minimizes the driver's risk of distraction or fatigue and provides him with a clear picture of the current situation even in limited visibility conditions. Using its own position and that of other vehicles on the test track, the system calculates the respective distance to each other and provides an accurate image of the vehicle movements. By accurately mapping the lanes and analyzing vehicle maneuvers, the system solution offers exceptionally high reliability. Dangerous situations caused by approaching vehicles or by objects outside the driver's field of view are displayed quickly. If there is a dangerous rapprochement between two or more vehicles, the system will send audiovisual alerts in due time to the drivers concerned. This can avoid dangerous situations, e.g. by a lane change.

CAVE enables the prevention of collisions by security-related functions:
  • Presentation of the current situation based on high-precision GNSS data
  • Concrete image of the vehicle movements
  • Continuous determination of vehicle distances
  • Warning messages with lane-by-lane detection of lanes and vehicle maneuvers
  • Configurable warning levels according to customizable parameters such as speed and distance
  • Audiovisual warnings and alerts of affected drivers with different signal levels depending on their severity
  • Immediate notification of the control center for safety-critical events

Our telematics solutions have been used for years to avoid accidents on test tracks. As a partner of well-known proving ground operators we provide with our solution for more safety for all involved.

CAVE, along with our Proving Ground Management System, provides an integrated end-to-end solution for test track management from a safety-critical point of view.


Further information on the subject Collision Awareness can be found here:


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Collision avoidance on proving grounds