UTRaLab – Urban Traffic Research Laboratory

Karsten Kozempel, Andreas Luber, Marek Junghans


The Urban Traffic Research Laboratory (UTRaLab) is a research and test track for traffic detection methods and sensors. It is located at the Ernst-Ruska-Ufer, in the southeast of the city of Berlin (Germany). The UTRaLab covers 1 km of a highly-frequented urban road and is connected to a motorway. It is equipped with two gantries with distance of 850 m in between and has several outstations for data collection. The gantries contain many different traffic sensors like inductive loops, cameras, lasers or wireless sensors for traffic data acquisition. Additionally a weather station records environmental data. The UTRaLab’s main purposes are the data collection of traffic data on the one hand and testing newly developed sensors on the other hand.


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Cite article as: DLR Institute of Transportation Systems. (2017). UTRaLab – Urban Traffic Research Laboratory. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 3, A116. http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-3-148

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17815/jlsrf-3-148

URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0001-jlsrf-3-148-6


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