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Magdeburg invests in intelligent mobility

Scientists at the Otto-von-Guericke-University in Magdeburg are tasked with developing the Greater Magdeburg area into a model region for intelligent mobility. Saxony-Anhalt’s Ministry of Transport is funding the projects.

25 Jul. 2019
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Photo: Stefan Rakebrand / Universität Magdeburg

Since Magdeburg is a major city with a large rural catchment area, it is facing considerable passenger transport and logistics challenges. The state capital of Saxony-Anhalt is planning to set up a transport network by 2022 that is to serve as an example for cities with similar conditions. The network should enable and regulate intelligent, real-time communication between road users, vehicles and the entire transport infrastructure. The projects are also expected to help answer the question of how to link transport and energy networks together.

As part of the project , researchers from a wide variety of disciplines at the Otto-von-Guericke University will jointly develop and test intelligent mobility concepts, including call services for autonomous e-cargo-bikes (micromobiles) or the use of driverless shuttle buses. The idea is to digitally test autonomous mobility in mobile test fields in real time and under real operating conditions. The research objectives include the optimized interaction of innovative means of transport with existing infrastructures.

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