Intelligent Transport Systems

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.

REVIVE - Development of the ITS frame architecture for road traffic - Lot #2 Reference architecture for individual car traffic information

The project is aimed at the development of a national frame architecture for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) as a strategy for the introduction of ITS in Germany. A unified approach is intended to ensure interoperability of ITS systems and subsystems to avoid isolated monolithic solutions that are difficult to extend.

MENDEL - Minimal load of power grids through charging operations of electric busses

Fully electric buses in public transportation are currently forced to intermediately charge their batteries in order to overcome their daily mileage of 250-300 km. If in the future a transport company operates a bus fleet with 100 and more electric busses, the maximum power supply of the local distribution grid exceeds quickly when several busses would be charged simultaneously. As a result, transport companies will require own transformer stations directly connected to the medium voltage grid. Planning and building such stations is time consuming and costly. Moreover, charging many buses simultaneously may also cause high peak loads resulting in a correspondingly high capacity charge of the transport company.

GeriaBall - Interactive Identification of Physical Performance and Motor Risk Potentials

The project GeriaBall is focused on the development of an intuitive grip strength measurement device, so called Hand Dynamometer. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research inside the consortium 3Dsensation, GeriaBall aims at the early detection of advancing amyosthenia. A declining manual force can lead to a increased risk of falling. Therefore, especially elderly people can clearly benefit from targeted training methods to improve their grip strength.

MobISTeK - Mobile Infrastructures and Safety Technologies for Disaster Control

Recent collaborative communication technologies are able to record and process information wherever we are today. With them, new possibilities of information concentration and targeted information usage emerge. However, key technologies are not utilized by rescue services or disaster control so far. Therefore the cooperation network MobISTeK (Mobile Infrastructures and Safety Technologies for Disaster Control) funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) will develop methods, components, systems and services based on networked emergency cars to support emergency personnel.

PERRON - Enhanced Pedestrian Routing and Navigation as well as Walkability Assessment of Pedestrian Ways

Walking is part of almost every journey, no matter which mode of transport is used. The main objective of the PERRON project is to improve pedestrian navigation by bringing it to a more detailed and realistic level. In general, today pedestrians are routed and navigated based on road networks. It is time for a fundamental change of view: for pedestrians, roads are not ways but barriers. 

AKTIV  - Adaptive and Cooperative Technologies for Intelligent Traffic

The research initiative AKTIV intended to improve the safety of traffic in Germany. Within the project ‘Traffic Management’, ifak was active in promoting traffic and traffic research through the networking, communi­cation and co-operation of systems in vehicles with an intelligent infrastructure.

Integration of heterogeneous roadwork data and unified information processing within the roadwork information system of the state of Saxony-Anhalt

The proposed measures of the earlier conducted feasibility study (SPERR-SIB study) are realised by this project. In detail, it is planned to achieve the connection of various data acquisition systems to the roadwork information system operated by the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

MOSAIQUE - Central German Offensive for a Strategic, User Overlapping Traffic Management System aiming at Quality and Efficiency

Within the research and development project an effective traffic management network in the region of Central Germany was established. The main objectives were intermodal strategies for regional traffic management.


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