February 16, 2022
The 2021 Project Monitoring Committee was held on February 16. Due to continuing pandemic conditions, the event was again held as an online event.
In addition to 13 present operational partners of the project and representatives of the INTERREG program, other interested parties and strategic project stakeholders participated. The big meeting gave the project the chance to report about all current developments as well as the project progress achieved in the past year.
INTERREG speaker Mr. Jego praised the project for its consistency and approach despite the loss of a project partner. Besides, he congratulated on the achievement of important milestones and for the successful continuation of the project.
Besides the successful completion of the practical test phase with the automated cross-border shuttle for commuters between France and Germany, further essential milestones for the continuation of the project were reached.
For the last year of the project, it is important to build up the few remaining milestones and to bring the project to a successful conclusion.
The date for the closing Monitoring Committee has already been set. We look forward to presenting the numerous results and recommendations for action to an expert audience in a final event on September 16, 2022.
28th October 2021
Another milestone has been reached! On the 28th of October 2021, the third Advisory Board Meeting was successfully held.
Operational and strategic partners as well as other interested parties participated in the digital event. The operational project partners reported on current challenges, progress and milestones achieved. The practical test phase with commuters and citizens in the German-French use case is successfully and effectively completed. Currently, all collected data are analysed and be used for the evaluation of the field test.
In addition, the operational partners provided an outlook for the coming months. For the last year of the project there are many exciting milestones to be reached! The focus is particularly set on the implementation of the second use case for Mobility on Demand bertween France and Luxembourg.
We will keep you informed!
The practical test will take place very soon and we are delighted to invite you to our first information event.
WHEN? June 16th, 2021 at 6pm
WHERE? Zoom Video conference
We will inform you about the objectives of the project, present you the planned test drives and the used automated vehicles and answer your questions.
Languages : French and German with simultaneous translation
Register for free under: Registration
07 December 2019
At the IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) in Los Angeles, Raphael Frank and his colleague presented JUNIOR “A Research Platform for Connected and Automated Driving” from the University of Luxembourg an won the Best Poster Award.
07 December 2019 – 360lab (in English)
Homepage of the IEEE VNC (in English)
18th September 2019
The 10×6 Mobility Conference organized by Paperjam in the Escher Theater on September 18, 2019 gave 10 experts the opportunity to present their vision of better transportation to improve the quality of life, for more sustainability and a strong economy. One of them was the use of electric automated minibuses for commuter transport in border regions.
Professor Thomas Bousonville talked about the ambitious goals of the project TERMINAL and the related actions that htw saar wants to carry out together with its operational partners in order to enable commuters in the Greater Region to experience better mobility in the future.
Video of the lecture of Prof. Bousonville (in English)
Impressions of the event in pictures (in French)
24th September 2019 – htw saar blog entry (in German)
19th September 2019 – Summary of Paperjam (in English)
18th September 2019 – Tweet on Twitter (in English)
23rd May 2019
Professor Horst Wieker accepted the invitation of the agency INSPIRE METZ, which, in cooperation with the World Trade Center Metz-Saarbrücken and BEHR Consulting, had organized a panel discussion on the “Mobility of the Future”. The event took place during the week “Metz est wunderbar”, to which German and French politicians, researchers and entrepreneurs from the vehicle and transport industry were invited.
In the Grand Salon of Metz City Hall, speakers were able to present alternative mobility concepts and solutions for the future to a lay audience. Whether electric buses, automated and connected shuttles in public transport or autonomous vehicles for private use – the discussion made it clear that the mobility of the future will pursue several objectives and will not be single-track.
Less CO2 emissions through electric or hydrogen drives are conceivable. But also concepts such as car sharing, bicycle rental in inner cities and autonomous vehicles can be a response to congested roads and lack of mobility offers in rural areas.
On the subject of autonomous driving, Professor Horst Wieker was able to share his experiences with the audience and, on the basis of the TERMINAL project, to make it clear what opportunities a self-propelled bus can offer in rural areas and how progress in research is increasing public confidence in intelligent transport systems.
About the event (in German)