To keep the generally prevailing skepticism towards new technologies within the population as low as possible, the project involves citizens in the transformation process from the very beginning. The mobility solutions developed will be integrated into the inner-city traffic in Aachen already at an early stage of the project and optimized in iterative loops. The City of Aachen, as consortium partner, will provide selected routes on the Ring, Campus Boulevard and Market for the test phase.
For this project, the consortium uses the electric vehicles developed by the Aachen spin-off e.GO. They should be connected to a cloud infrastructure through consistent networking. Each vehicle can drive autonomously and independently reach the route destinations planned by the Fusion Center. Therefore, algorithms for autonomous driving in the e.GO will be implemented within the scope of this project. For synergetic reasons, we collaborate with BMBF project PARIS which is also based at RWTH Aachen University.
Central aspects of APEROL
Development of usable and intuitive applications, provision of logistic interfaces, development of new algorithms for an optimal scheduling of used resources.
Continuous and iterative system tests of autonomous vehicles in real-life traffic in Aachen.
Adaptive development of technical solutions for transfer to other cities and regions.
Simulation of the total traffic of the city of Aachen, testing of scheduling algorithms, optimization of the balance between different transport modes, cost analyses.
Optimization of acceptance and public perception already in the early stages of technology development through active citizen participation.