Research Projects


Electric. Connected. Automated.

Start: 10/2018

End: 06/2021

In the “EVA Shuttle” project, connected and autonomously driving mini-shuttles are being developed for the last mile from the bus stop to the front door. Called by app, autonomous shuttles will in future pick up passengers on the principle of carpooling and take them to their destinations.

The project consortium tested a new public transport service that will offer users more options and convenience in the future. The aim of the research project is to develop a public transport mobility concept that will be evaluated using an overall system-oriented fleet test under real conditions at the Test Area Autonomous Driving Baden-Württemberg (TAF BW).

The German Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport is funding the project as part of the Automated and Connected Driving research program with 2.52 million euros over a period of 33 months.

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Daniel Grimm

Research Scientist
Division: Intelligent Systems and Production Engineering

Research focus

Intelligent Transportation Systems and Logistics

Intelligent solutions for the transportation of people and goods represent a focus topic of FZI’s application research. Particular attention is paid to public transport, the application of artificial intelligence, the further development of driving functions and their safeguarding, and open source & open data.

Applied Artificial Intelligence

In this research focus, the FZI prioritizes the topics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as human and AI engineering. In addition, the FZI deals with questions on dedicated AI hardware and predictive AI.

NEO2018: Innovation Award of the TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe

The NEO2018 Innovation Award honors the most innovative ideas for future neighborhoods that have been tested in reality. The jury agreed that the exemplary integration of mobility, energy and digitalization of the EVA shuttles shows what sustainable neighborhood development and thus livable urban development can look like.

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