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Fast-Charging Electric Bus

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Artificial intelligence in the Ingolstadt traffic system

New research project KIVI starts at Fraunhofer Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure«

Federal Minister of Transport Andreas Scheuer and MdB Dr. Reinhard Brandl hand over the grant notification to the KIVI project coordinator Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Bogenberger (TUM)
Example of a traffic flow simulation in the KIVI project

How can artificial intelligence improve traffic control and road safety in urban environments? This question is the focus of the recently launched project »Artificial Intelligence in the Ingolstadt Traffic System« (KIVI), in which the Fraunhofer Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure« is one of eight partners.

For the development of data-driven methods of artificial intelligence, a high-definition test field will be created as part of the KIVI project in the 5G test field, which is also planned in Ingolstadt. In this test field, the local sensor technology used detects all road users using AI methods. This is complemented by mobile sensor technology based on FXD (Floating X Data) by cars, buses, bicycles and pedestrians. The fusion of these AI-based mobile and stationary sensor data takes place in real-time. Thus, the traffic situation can be digitally mapped and forecasted  ̶ almost completely up-to-date. In addition to optimizing the traffic flow and increasing the efficiency of the infrastructure, safety for all road users will also be improved.

As a new structural unit of Fraunhofer IVI, the Application Center »Connected Mobility and Infrastructure« is developing sensor and communication technologies for AI-based traffic control in the course of the project. The focus is on the establishment and development of the high-definition test field, especially in the area of stationary sensor technology and AI-based data fusion of local and mobile data.

The pilot applications are to be used and tested in real-life operation at ten intersections in Ingolstadt. If the test runs successfully, the aim is to apply the optimization methods developed in the KIVI project step by step throughout the entire city. KIVI is part of the initiative »AI Mobility Node Ingolstadt« and the Technical University of Munich coordinates the project. In addition to the Fraunhofer Application Center, the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt, the city of Ingolstadt, the Artificial Intelligence Network Ingolstadt gGmbH, GEVAS Software GmbH, TTS, and the Volkswagen car.SW Org are involved. Over a funding period of 36 months, the project receives a grant of about 6.9 million Euros from the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.


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AEROFLEX: Dolly in action

After more than two years of development, construction and commissioning, the consortium of the EU-funded AEROFLEX project is proud to present the Smart Power Dolly, a converter dolly with an electric drivetrain.

Used in an EMS1 vehicle combination including a truck with internal combustion engine, it creates a distributed hybrid drivetrain enabling reduction of fuel consumption and emissions.

Additionally, the opportunity of manual shunting of the trailer with the Smart Power Dolly constitutes a further step towards autonomous yard operation.

5th simul+ Future Forum

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On September 3rd, 2020, the 5. Zukunftsforum simul+ (5th simul+ Future Forum) was held in Radebeul by the Saxon Ministry for Regional Development. In his speech, State Minister Thomas Schmidt looked back on the Forum’s history.  In August of 2016, he had launched the simul+ Future Initiative. Originally, it had focused on projects in the environmental, forestry, agriculture and food sectors. After the establishment of the Ministry for Regional Development, the range of topics covered was broadened significantly. This year’s event highlighted new ideas in the field of construction. Among them was the floating autartec® house. After a short introductory film, Institute Director Prof. Matthias Klingner answered questions on the project’s aims, special features and experience gained. 

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Police Messenger System »SE-Netz« Will Be Operated by the BKA

Cooperation Agreement Signed

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Signing of the Cooperation Agreement by Martina Link, Vice President of the BKA, Prof. Dr. Matthias Klingner, Director of the Fraunhofer IVI and Petric Kleine, President of the LKA

The »SE-Netz« system, developed by the Fraunhofer IVI in collaboration with the LKA Sachsen (Saxon State Office of Criminal Investigation) and numerous security authorities, will be operated by the BKA (Bundeskriminalamt, Federal Criminal Police Office). This cooperation is based on an agreement which will be effective until at least the year 2025. The agreement was signed in Dresden on June 30, 2020, by Martina Link, Vice-President of the BKA, Prof. Dr. Matthias Klingner, Director of the Fraunhofer IVI and Petric Kleine, President of the LKA.

The Fraunhofer IVI and the LKA will remain responsible for the technical development of the system. Users are convinced by the functionalities and features of »SE-Netz«. The system for communication and operational command for special police forces is based on the latest IC technologies and strictly geared to the needs of relief forces. It has been used in Saxony since 2014 and it has by now also become established as the nationwide standard for special forces.

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