German researchers from HLRS (High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart), Fraunhofer Institute, the University of Stuttgart, and Kommunikationsbüro Ulmer, employed supercomputing and Virtual Reality to develop models of urban environments, to support city planning and traffic management.
After a series of fatal accidents involving trucks making a turn and cyclists, Hamburg plans to equip the entire urban fleet with turning assistant systems in an effort to improve the safety of vulnerable road users. The measure was announced on 22 January 2020 by Hamburg’s Senators for the Interior, Andy Grote, and Transport, Michael Westhagemann, who invited private transport companies in Hamburg to join the initiative.
Based on research which analysed the user group segmentation of cyclists, the project INSPIRe aims to develop and test gamification approaches to increase user motivation for cycling. The specific aim is to overcome possible “motivation killers” like hills or stop-and-go traffic situations.
The development of hydrogen mobility is continuing to be supported by the German government. The federal Ministry of Transport recently announced that another €23.5 million has been allocated to projects as part of the National Innovation Programme on Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NIP).
A new flying electric taxi has recently been tested in Germany. It is called Volocopter and was born from a start-up supported by Daimler. It took its first public flight during a presentation at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.
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