Expert Workshop «The Public Transport of Tomorrow: Sustainable and Innovative Mobility Concepts and their Consequences for the World of Work in the Public Transport Sector

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!


Workshop with the accompanying drivers to evaluate the practical test phase

23rd November 2021

To round off the evaluation of the test field, the htw saar invited the drivers and the management of the KVS GmbH to a workshop.

During this event, the results of the trip logs regarding the use of the automated shuttle as well as special incidents and challenges with the automated system were discussed. In addition, all six drivers of the strategic partner had the opportunity to talk about their personal experiences and emotions as «driving operators».

All of the drivers volunteered to take part in the test. Main motivations for their participation were curiosity, technical interest and the opportunuty of driving a Tesla. It was an experience they would not want to miss.

The drivers are aware that mobility is changing and therefore want to participate in innovative developments to get an insight into what the future of a bus driver could look like.

A quote from one bus driver:

«Depending on what the future brings…But all in all, autonomous driving will come to us all in the distant future and that’s why we are getting to know it directly, best from the beginning!»

The field trial is also viewed positively by the management. Mr Michel, Managing Director of KVS GmbH saw the special opportunity to sensitise his specialised staff to the topic and assessed the free «loan» of bus drivers as a useful investment in the future:

«The world goes on and you have to prepare for it. While I could provide my staff with educational material and videos, there is nothing better than experimenting with automated driving yourself. And I also expect a multiplier effect in my own house.»

The Operations Manager, Dirk Joris adds that the experience gained has been so positive that involvement in future projects would be absolutely conceivable.

As the lead partner, the htw saar would like to take this opportunity to thank you the KVS GmbH on behalf of the entire consortium for their great support.


Restart for the imove survey on mobility on demand!


5th October 2020

Out study on mobility on demand is ready to restart!

After its suspension in March due to the Corona pandemy, the survey is now able to restart.

Take some minutes and share with us your mobility habits as well as your opinion about a new innovative mobility concept.

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 English

Survey in German
Survey in French

former post:

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.

former post:

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

Survey on user acceptance of self-driving vehicles in the Greater Region goes online


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.

imove researches new mobility concepts


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!

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