Towards cross-border automated mobility: gathering technical and economic knowledge.
The primary objective of the TERMINAL project is to increase cross-border worker mobility.
As the first practical test within the trilateral digital test field DE-FR-LUX, TERMINAL will test a cross-border automated bus line under real traffic conditions in the surroundings of the municipalities Überherrn (DE) and Creutzwald (FR). This is a premiere, as besides the technical challenges from the point of view of communication between bus and traffic technology, the entire legal framework for obtaining a special permit in both countries as well as the requirements of commuters are examined.
On a second route between LUX and DE or FR, Mobility on Demand (MoD) - the possibility of ordering a bus as required independently of a fixed timetable - will also be investigated.
Besides the technical aspects, the project also aims at researching how the technology affects people and how automated vehicles and MoD services can be integrated into existing local public transport systems. The results of this multidisciplinary and comprehensive mobility project will be delivered in the form of
- a handbook on the introduction of cross-border automated public transport connections for transport operators in rural areas, and
- recommendations for policy-makers and mobility providers regarding innovative mobility models.