SPARC Goes Public
Grand finale of the SPARC project on the test track of Automotive Testing Papenburg
More than four years of research and development had gone into the EU-sponsored SPARC project, when its results were presented on July 16 and 17, 2007. Two Mercedes-Benz Actros heavy-duty trucks and a pair of diminutive smart passenger cars, all equipped with the technology for the accidentavoiding automobile of the future, served as the test vehicles. EU auditors and some 400 invited guests witnessed the in-vehicle tests of this innovative technology. The testing platform for the central redundancy system was developed by ETAS.