BRWB 2024
Time (CET) Topic Speaker

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Welcome and Opening
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jia Liu
Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Faust

9:15 am – 9:30 am

Welcome Address
Prof. Dr. Thomas Walther
Vice President Innovation and International Affairs (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

9:30 am – 10:00 am
Autonomous Driving
  • Background and Insights from the Development and Validiation of Autonomous Driving Systems for the Construction of Proving Grounds
Dr.-Ing. Sebastian Siegl (Audi AG, Germany)

10:00 am – 10:30 am
Autonomous Driving
  • Development of test facilities for new mobility at IDIADA
Marc Pinilla, M.Eng. (IDIADA, Catalonia, Spain)
Pau Kuipers, B.Eng. (IDIADA, Catalonia, Spain)

10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Autonomous Driving
  • Additional requirements for markings, pre-markings, pavement marking application, signs etc., for autonomous testing
Dr. Nils Katzorke (Mercedes, Germany)
Dipl.-Ing. Reiner Imdahl (Mercedes, Germany)

11:00 am – 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:00 am

New Technologies
  • Research at the TU Darmstadt
    • Asphaltpetrology
    • FWD (Falling Weight Deflectometer)
Dr.-Ing. Stefan Böhm (TU Darmstadt, Germany)
Matthias Scheidig, M.Sc. (TU Darmstadt, Germany)

12:00 am – 12:30 pm

New Technologies
  • Marking removal and road cleaning with ultra-high-pressure water blasting technology
Dirk Schönauer (CSO Traffic lines, Germany)

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 02:30 pm
Proving Grounds and Test Tracks
  • New proving grounds in China
Dr. Markus Limbach (SMB Germany)
Dipl.-Ing. Thomas Aschenbrenner (SMB Germany)
Dipl.-Ing. Fang Dexi (SMB China)

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Proving Grounds and Test Tracks
  • Low friction surface using polished concrete
Dipl.-Ing. Bernd Pfau (Porsche)
Dipl.-Ing. Johannes Hogrebe (Tilke, Germany)

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Coffee Break

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Proving Grounds and Test Tracks
  • Conversion of a former airfield to a proving ground, example Pferdsfeld/Germany
Marco Krohn (Testcenter Pferdsfeld, Germany)

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Final Discussion and Closure

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jia Liu
Dr.-Ing. Gerhard Faust