23rd April 2020
Within the project TERMINAL we would like to determine the acceptance of self-driving vehicles by potential users, so that we can come closer to our goal of optimising cross-border commuter traffic in the Greater Region through automated, demand-oriented and public mobility offers.
At this point your opinion is requested: Do you consider self-driving vehicles to be a sustainable and economic transport solution for future mobility or are they just an utopic vision?
Share your visions of future mobility with us!
Take about 20 minutes of your time for our survey and improve the mobility of the Greater Region.
We count on you!
Your details will of course be treated strictly confidentially. The research-related results will be used exclusively in anonymous form in publications.
26th March 2020
Due to the corona crisis and the lack of commuter traffic to Luxembourg, we have currently suspended our survey among users of cross-border bus lines.
As soon as working conditions normalise, you will be able to participate in our survey again.
Therefore, the prize draw will be postponed to a later date. Thank you for your understanding.
27th February 2020
In order to optimize cross-border commuter traffic between France, Luxembourg and Germany with the TERMINAL test project by means of automated and demand-oriented public mobility offers, the Technical University of Kaiserslautern will conduct an online survey starting in March 2020. The survey is intended to record mobility habits in order to find out how commuters are confronted with innovative mobility offers and which concept best meets their needs.
Help us to help shape the mobility of tomorrow and answer our questions.
You will make an important contribution to the success of our test project! 40 Powerbanks will be raffled among all participants.
Survey in German
Survey in English
Survey in French
March 18th 2020
Since March 16th 2020 the borders between Germany, France and Luxembourg have been closed. This of course not only affects commuters, but also the work in the cross-border project TERMINAL.
Nevertheless, we remain in contact and are working at full speed on our vision of an automated, demand-oriented and public mobility offer for the Greater Region.
12th February 2020
On the morning of 12 February 2020, the first Monitoring Committee of the TERMINAL project took place at the htw saar forum. This event was the opportunity to present the progress of the project to our funding authority INTERREG as well as to our strategic partners.
We would like to thank all our operational and strategic partners for their cooperation and look forward to the next two years with great anticipation and enthusiasm!
22nd and 24th January 2020
In the TERMINAL project, future and sustainable mobility concepts (robo-services) are to be researched. For this purpose it is important to determine the needs and preferences of different user groups.
This is the reason why the imove institute of the TU Kaiserslautern together with the htw saar conduct workshops with students, students, professionals, seniors and persons with reduced mobility.
With the support of the company MOGEoK and the personal commitment of its managing director Mrs. Ann-Christin Koch, two insightful workshops with REHA participants have been carried out.
We would like to thank MOGEoK and all participants!
20 January 2020
Our operational partner SnT from the University of Luxembourg and the bus operator Voyages Emile Weber came together to test the software with the hardware of the bus. During this test, errors in the software could be identified and solved. The final integration of the software can now take place as planned. After a test run in February, the recording of the technical data will begin.
We thank Voyages Emile Weber for the active support!
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)
19th October 2019
This was the motto of the day of the open test field in Merzig.
Together with the Research Group for Traffic Telematics (FGVT) of htw saar the district town Merzig gave citizens the opportunity to experience this live. In the course of test drives, interested parties could experience at first hand how intelligent transport systems contribute to the improvement of efficiency in road traffic and road safety.
Link to the television report on Saarland Radio:
19th October 2019 – Saarländischer Rundfunk (in German)
20th October 2019 – Saarbrücker Zeitung (in German – for subscribers only)
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)
8th August 2019
Luxembourg Trade and Invest has completed a video presenting the cross-border test field. It presents all the advantages of this unique location for researchers and companies in the field of smart mobility and 5G connectivity. One sequence is dedicated to the TERMINAL project.
The cross-border digital #TestBed for connected and automated driving connects 215 km of public roads in #Luxembourg, #Germany and #France. With #5G technology, it offers a unique opportunity to test and adapt new #mobility solutions for the European market. A real environment with several border crossings, tunnel sections, traffic density, etc.
Ideal for #startups, companies and research institutes.
Link to the video:
8th August 2019 – YouTube (in English)