The automation and connectivity in road transport offers new opportunities for local public transport, both for the further development and improvement of existing services and for the creation of new services that are more closely tailored to individual user needs. However, such improvements in public transport through automation can only be achieved if the new services are integrated into the existing transport system in an economical, safe and attractive way for users.
The aim of the project is the development of highly automated and connected mobility and vehicle concepts for deployment in public transport as well as their evaluation with regard to their integration into the transport system and the existing public transport system as well as the reactions and interactions of passengers and other road users with such vehicles.
At the same time, insights are expected into the requirements of potential users for automated public transport and which aspects lead to an increase in the acceptance of the offers. Of further interest are the necessary framework conditions and their further development for a safe and efficient mixed operation of conventional and automated vehicles in public transport.
To achieve these goals, the project combines empirical surveys, simulations and potential analyses for the use of automated and networked mobility concepts with the model- and data-based derivation of recommendations and needs for action. Furthermore, an analysis of the legal framework conditions and the development of concrete legislative proposals will be carried out.
The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) within the framework of the funding guideline "Automated and networked driving".
In addition to the "RAMONA" project, the "ATLaS" and "DiVA" projects are also being carried out by the DLR Institute for Transport Research within the framework of the same BMVI funding programme.
07/2017 bis 06/2020