Projects

BiDiMoVe - Hamburg Bidirectional, Multimodal, Connected

The desire for a future-proof and thus safe, clean and efficient mobility for the needs of a modern society as well as the claim of technological leadership of German companies has brought together innovative and competent partners from science and industry in the field of "Automated and connected driving". Within BiDiMoVe Hamburg (Bidirectional, Multimodal, Connected), they pursue the goal of improving both the traffic efficiency and safety while guaranteeing the security of the services and data. This emphasizes the intention of the city of Hamburg to apply intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and implements the recently adopted holistic ITS strategy.

PAMIR - Parking slot occupancy information and parking slot reservation for a more comfortable multimodal traveling

Searching for a parking space in urban areas is often a time-consuming and nerve-wracking process. In the fact, about one third of the traffic in European city centers is spent on finding a parking space – which is not acceptable in the light of climate change and the current air pollution levels. In addition, a barely calculable search time has a negative effect on PARK & RIDE, since a corresponding high time buffer has to be planned.

V2X Monitoring System

As part of the VERONIKA project, public transport priority at traffic lights is to be implemented in Kassel. The University of Kassel intends to install radio stations (Road Side Units) at selected junctions in the city area. These units communicate with their counterparts (on-board units) in buses and trams via the new Car2X (also: V2X) and IEEE 802.11p standards. Among other things, the registration of an authorized vehicle at a traffic light and feedback messages are planned.

HELLO - Highly efficient power electronics for solar-based pump systems in the water supply

The project aims at developing submersible pumps for groundwater extraction in remote areas based on photovoltaics. Thus, the self-sufficient power supply for water delivery systems is more environmentally friendly, more efficient and independent of expensive fuels – currently, diesel generators are frequently used for power supply. 

OptiBelD - Joint Project: Energy efficiency and process optimization of the activated sludge process based on an integral process-fluid flow simulation - Sub-Project: Development of an integral process engineering simulation environment

In Germany, wastewater treatment plants are the largest municipal electricity consumers. A study by the Federal Environment Agency (Haberkern, 2008) indicates that in the case of a pure energy optimization, an average electricity saving of 10 to 20% of the total power requirement can be expected. The aim of the project is the holistic optimization of the biological treatment stage of wastewater treatment plants by a plant-specific optimization of the processes technology, the selection of energy-efficient machine technology and the development of intelligent control concepts. 

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