The collaboration of specialists from the three universities of Hanover, Braunschweig and Clausthal at the Lower Saxony Research Center for Vehicle Technology (NFF) offers ideal conditions for the interdisciplinary research that is required to solve research questions in SocialCars. It encompasses the disciplines of geodesy / geoinformatics, computer science, communication technology, traffic planning, traffic psychology, business informatics and industrial engineering.
In addition to traffic safety, urban and environmental compatibility represent the central challenge for the development of future urban traffic systems. Cooperation among road users and between them and their environment is a key element in order to better meet these requirements. In order to be able to develop cooperative approaches for assisting road users that make a significant contribution to this objective, it is necessary to understand the dynamic interactions between road users with their different means of transport and the infrastructure in psychological and technical terms and to be able to reproduce them in models. Based on this, strategies and procedures for cooperative traffic management can be developed.