04 May 2022
On May 04, the expert workshop below the topic “The public transport of tomorrow” took place at the TU Kaiserslautern.
The field test with automated cross-border shuttles as well as the accompanying research on the topic of Mobility on Demand have enabled the project to gather numerous findings. The htw saar and the Institute for Mobility & Transport at the Technical University of Kaiserlautern were able to present and jointly discuss these findings in a workshop with an expert audience consisting of public transport authorities, mobility providers and transport authorities.
As part of an interactive task, the opportunities and risks of the use of autonomous vehicles in public transport were debated. In addition, conclusive mobility concepts in the area of mobility on demand were discussed. Based on the visions developed, there was ultimately a lively exchange about the change in qualification profiles in the mobility industry up to the year 2040.
The workshop provided the project with insightful findings that are essential for the further course of the project.
We thank all experts for their participation!
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)