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Testing Infrastructure

Cross-border test bed of 215 km of public motorways and roads between Germany, France and Luxembourg (Highway A13 and A3 for Luxembourg). It includes multiple driving situations and 5G connectivity.

Procedure Description

A formal application has to be submitted to the Ministry of sustainable development and infrastructure in Luxembourg (MDDI) with the following information:

  • Technical information on the test vehicle, including specific modifications on the vehicle.
    • For type approved vehicles the original COC plus modifications done;
    • For non-type approved vehicles a report of a technical service.
  • Description of any error prevention measures.
  • Description of the safe state procedure in case of any errors.
  • Intended track for the journey.
  • The planed timespan for the journey.
  • Documentation on the training of the vehicle driver.

A technical inspection of the vehicle will be performed by the Société Nationale de Circulation Automobile (SNCA) in order to verify that none of the modifications can cause security issues and a technical report will be send to Ministry.

If the SNCA does not detect any technical issues and all other provisions are fulfilled, the Ministry will grant an authorization, for the defined time lapse.

During the entire journey the vehicle needs to be equipped at the front and at the stern with a label bearing the inscription “Essai scientifique”.

Organisation(s) in Charge

Ministry of sustainable development and infrastructure Luxembourg (MDDI) and the Société Nationale de Circulation Automobile (SNCA).

Contact Information

Ministry of Mobility and Public Works

Societé Nationale de Circulation Automobile SNCA

Link to Procedure Website

Not available.

Link to Documents

Further Comments

Luxembourg is one of the cities involved with the ULTIMO project, which want to implement autonomous shuttles. It is expected the deployment of up to 45 vehicles in three European cities over the next four years.

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