Automated and safe – Terminal research project invited for a test ride

Überherrn, September 4th 2021

The open day of the TERMINAL project in Überherrn took place in the best weather on 4 September 2021.
The event, organised by the htw saar and the Saarland Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour, Energy and Transport, was an opportunity for citizens to get to know the TERMINAL project with its practical field test. At the same time, the project team was able to sensitise those interested to innovative transport solutions.

All citizens had the opportunity to take a ride in a Tesla Model X with  activated Autopilot and thus get their own idea of an automated shuttle service. More than 30 people took advantage of this offer: They drove off silently and full of excitement and returned happy after a ten-minute drive. In particular, the high level of comfort and the quiet ride were perceived as a big plus compared to conventional public transport. The passengers were also able to determine where the limits of automation lie. Nevertheless, they would also recommend automated driving to friends, family and colleagues, as they stated in the survey.

    Photos: htw saar

The supporters of the project were also among the passengers : The mayor of Überherrn, Mrs. Yliniva-Hoffmann and the head of the village, Mr. Zenner, as well as Mr. Dastillung, president of the municipal association Warndt (France) and his staff were able to take part in a test ride and afterwards talk to the project managers and discussed with the local bus operator (Mr. Michel, managing director of KVS GmbH) about how the the future public transport service may look like.

In the early afternoon, the Saarland Minister of Transport, Anke Rehlinger, paid a visit to the project stand. In addition to a test drive with one of the people responsible for the project, Prof. Dr. Horst Wieker (head of the research group for transport telematics, htw saar), the minister was able to get first-hand feedback from the commuters: Giovanna Stambene has been driving since the start of the operational test and is enthusiastic: “I live in France and work in Häsfeld and I think it’s really great that such a cross-border offer is coming about.” When asked by the minister if she has ever experienced a critical situation in which she felt unsafe, Giovanna replies, “Not at all, an accident can happen to me with my own car. Here, the drivers are still there for safety and I arrive at work totally relaxed!”

Another convinced test person, Christian Paulus, who had brought his family with him, also told the project team that he regretted that the practical phase was already coming to an end in three weeks. He will miss the shuttle service. A statement that prompted the minister to leave the stand with a positive view of the future: ” I am glad that we have now reached the practical phase of the project and can show a nice demonstrator of automated driving in Saarland.”

Many thanks to the municipality of Überherrn for its support during the organisation of the event!

 

Open Day

Überherrn, 4th September 2021

Inform – Play – Win

Next Saturday, the TERMINAL project invites you to an open day.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., project staff will be available to provide information to interested parties and answer any questions.

The aim of this event is to introduce the crossborder automated shuttle service to the local population and to give them the opportunity to experience autom ated driving for themselves in a test ride.

Just come along!

First citizen dialogue: INFORM on June 16th 2021

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

Presentation of the project in Überherrn

March 25th 2021

One week after Creutzwald, it was now the turn of the German municipality of Überherrn.

The representatives of the TERMINAL project, Professor Wieker, Niclas Wolniak and Isabelle Rösler presented the progress of the project to the Überherrn municipal council and outlined the details of the upcoming practical test phase.

Many thanks to the municipality of Überherrn and especially to the mayor Mrs Yliniva-Hoffmann for this opportunity!

 

 

Presentation of the project in Creutzwald

March, 18th 2021

The representatives of the project TERMINAL, Mrs. Isabelle Rösler and Mr. Thomas Bousonville presented the progress and details of the project to the municipal Council of the association of local municipalities  Warndt in Creutzwald on March, 18th 2021.

The regional press was also present and reported on the event by publishing an article in the daily newspaper “Républicain Lorrain” on March 22nd to mention this project, which is unique in Europe and for which volunteers are being sought to test the mobility concept.

Note for interested cross-border commuters!

To the newspaper article

Impressions of the evenining from the homepage CC Warndt

Many thanks to the association of municipalities Warndt for this great opportunity!

Successful second monitoring committee for TERMINAL

February 23rd 2021

Corona obliges, this year’s Monitoring Committee took place online, but it was no less successful!

Despite the current difficult situation, the TERMINAL project has managed to make substantial progress in 2020, and the INTERREG project manager, Mrs Arnould, was very pleased to congratulate the consortium.

With the acquisition of two test vehicles, an important project milestone has been reached and preparations for the operational phase are in full swing.

We will keep you informed!

SnT at IEEE Vehicular Networking Conference (VNC) in Los Angeles

Luxembourg

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.

Congratulations!

see also:
07 December 2019 – 360lab (in English)

Homepage of the IEEE VNC (in English)

Testing automated driving – experience smart mobility

Merzig

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)

further reporting:
20th October 2019 – Saarbrücker Zeitung (in German – for subscribers only)

10×6 Mobility: The challenges Luxembourg faces

Esch-sur-Alzette

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)

further reporting:
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)

Vidéo du site expérimental transfrontalier pour la mobilité intelligente et la connectivité 5G en ligne

Luxembourg

9 août 2019

Luxembourg Trade and Invest a réalisé une vidéo présentant le site expérimental transfrontalier. Il présente tous les avantages de ce lieu unique pour les chercheurs et les entreprises dans le domaine de la mobilité intelligente et de la connectivité 5G. Une séquence a été consacrée au projet TERMINAL.

Le champ d’essai numérique transfrontalier #TestBed pour la conduite en réseau et automatisée relie 215 km de routes publiques au #Luxembourg, en #Allemagne et en #France. Avec la technologie #5G, elle offre une occasion unique de tester et d’adapter de nouvelles solutions de mobilité # pour le marché européen. Un véritable environnement avec plusieurs passages de frontières, des sections de tunnel, la densité du trafic, etc.
Idéal pour les #startups, les entreprises et les instituts de recherche.

Lien vers la vidéo :
08 août 2019 – YouTube (en Anglais)