Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are working on a city bus platoon for Munich.
In Munich, all buses are to be replaced by electrically powered vehicles in the long term. In order to react to fluctuations in demand in public transport on different days or at different times of the day, personal tags have been used here.
The TEMPUS project “Test field Munich – pilot test for urban automated road traffic”, among others with the project partners KIT, SWM and EBUSCO, started at the beginning of 2021 and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) for a period of two and a half years with around 12 million euros. The lead responsibility lies with the mobility department of the state capital Munich. For the realistic testing of automated and networked vehicles in real traffic conditions, the state capital Munich and the Free State of Bavaria are building and operating an urban test field for automated and networked vehicles in the north of Munich.