HarmonizeDD Project Receives Approval in Berlin
March 31, 2017
A consortium of industrial companies and scientific institutions initiated the Saxon research initiative »Synchronized Mobility 2023« to face the challenges of digitalization and interconnection in the field of transportation. The Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure supports this state initiative by officially appointing Dresden as one in six cities to become urban digital test fields for autonomous driving. This development will be supported by federal funding.
Besides autonomous driving functions in private and public transport, the initiative aims to make traffic flows more fluid in order to reduce pollutant emissions and increase the traffic density for an optimal utilization of infrastructure capacities.
Synchronous movements, which we observe in the swarm behavior of animals such as fish, birds and insects, set examples for showcasing how a large number of living entities could move forward efficiently even in a very small space.
The Fraunhofer IVI takes the lead in numerous research projects of the Saxon pilot project »Synchronized Mobility 2023«. Federal Minister Alexander Dobrindt granted further funding within the »Funding guideline automated and connected driving on digital test fields in Germany« (Förderrichtlinie automatisiertes und vernetztes Fahren auf digitalen Testfeldern in Deutschland). Parliamentary State Secretary Dorothee Bär handed over the notifications of approval to the project partners on March 30.
State Secretary Dorothee Bär hands over notifications of approval for automated driving projects
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