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Munich trials autonomous driving

Until December 2020, the City of Munich will be analyzing, testing, and evaluating new mobility technologies. The results will be used to develop the basis for the deployment and control of automated and connected vehicle fleets.

17 Jul. 2019
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In the pilot project “EASYRIDE – Automated and Connected Driving in an Urban Context – Pilot City Munich”, funded by the German Ministry of Transport , the City of Munich is cooperating with a number of mobility providers to investigate the impact of automated and connected driving on urban mobility. The aim is to develop a set of tools cities can leverage to deploy this technology. In addition, pooling and sharing services will also be modeled and evaluated based on various scenarios, and the legal framework for automated and connected driving further developed – for future providers, but also for municipalities with a control function. The results are to be incorporated in the City of Munich’s new mobility plan and in a guide for municipalities on how to deal with automated and connected driving.

The City of Munich’s partners on the project are the BMW Group, the Technical University of Munich, the Munich University of the Federal Armed Forces, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, the Berlin School of Economics and Law, MAN Truck & Bus AG, PTV Planung Transport und Verkehr AG , and UnternehmerTUM GmbH .