Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMDV) Visit to TUMCREATE Ignited Rigorous Discussions in the Mobility Domain
On 22 March 2023,TUMCREATE had the honour of receiving Mr Oliver Luksic, the Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Digital and Transport, from the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and his delegation, in which the Principal Investiros presented highlights of the mobility research projects undertaken by TUMCREATE and TUM Asia. The visit culminated in several insightful discussions between the delegation and TUMCREATE's researchers regarding the mobility landscape in Singapore and Germany.
Dr. David Eckhoff, Principal Scientist, Director of the Simulation Lab at TUMCREATE and Co-Founder of the spin-off company, intobyte, introduced the City Mobility Simulator – #CityMoS – a high-resolution and high-performance digital twin solution for city-scale transport systems. In traffic-laden cities like Singapore, CityMoS gives transport planners a holistic picture of a city’s traffic demands depending on the time of the day, and its the effect on energy consumption, giving rise to more sustainable mobility solutions for cities.
Dr Graham Leedham presented the #Pickupanddropoff (PUDO) project, a result of TUMCREATE’s former mobility programmes. As the intersection of road and pathways, pick-up and drop-off points tend to be busy, comprising heterogenous and erratic traffic. Adding autonomous vehicles into the mix, picking up and dropping off passengers at such points are often the most complex and challenging tasks at hand. Through intensive research of passenger and traffic behaviour under the project hosted by TUM Asia, the research teams devised improvisations to provide an optimal user experience.
It was a fruitful discussion between the delegation and our lead principal investigators exchanging views on the mobility trends and developments in Germany and Singapore, providing some insights into the mobility challenges presented in cities in which TUMCREATE hopes to address them beyond the distinguished delegation’s visit.