The growing demand for mobility of people and goods poses great challenges for the inner city transport infrastructure. At the same time, the increased number of commuters increases the desire for a demand-oriented local public transport system as well as a more flexible connection of rural areas. In the long term, a transfer in individual vehicle traffic towards intelligent, modern, low-emission and sustainable mobility solutions will be necessary.
The aim of the ViVre project is to connect virtualised traffic infrastructures and automated driving functions for central traffic junctions in order to develop components for innovative and sustainable mobility solutions. In particular, concepts for new virtual stops will be developed, implemented in road traffic and evaluated. New functions of connected automated vehicles and virtualised infrastructure are developed in an integrated way.
A major focus of the work is the consideration of new sustainable mobility solutions for efficient and safe passenger and freight transport, such as the use of driverless vehicles in flexible, demand-oriented operating concepts. Flexible, demand-oriented stops will be of increasing importance in the future. The digitalization and virtualization of transport infrastructure elements can make a contribution here. The innovative vehicle functions, virtualised traffic infrastructures and optimised traffic control systems developed by ViVre are tested in simulation and in real traffic in the "Application Platform for Intelligent Mobility" (AIM) test field. Furthermore, a guideline for the development and construction of future mixed-physical-virtual traffic infrastructures for connected and automated driving in urban and rural areas will be developed. The focus is on relieving the burden on public space, linking the modes of transport in individual and public transport, and studies on the introduction strategy for regular operation.