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Challenge In order to reduce the volume of private motorized transport, optimizing local public transport is essential. Comprehensive optimization requires an integrated approach that does not stop at the borders of individual municipalities and aligns the public transportation offers with actual needs. Goal MobyDex is developing a comprehensive data, processing […]


Problem In order to meet the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement and limit global warming to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius, the transport sector is the most important lever for decarbonization: This particularly includes a reduction in motorized individual transport. ATMo2 Goal The ATMo2 project aims at performing […]


Problem Although reachability is one of the most important location factors for citizens and companies, there is currently no source in Germany that evaluates it comprehensively and nationwide. In general, reachability consists of a broad spectrum of quality features. In addition to cost, they also include time, frequency and capacity […]


In August 2019, the “Gründungen und Innopreneurship der Universität Duisburg-Essen” (GUIDE) center was established as part of the Science Support Center (SSC) to support the establishment of start-ups within the university. The center identifies the assets available within the university and offers access to a network of external partners in […]


In a multidisciplinary consortium of social, economic and engineering sciences, researchers from the three UA Ruhr universities are investigating the question of how the sustainability of mobility in the Ruhr area can be improved. Funded by the Ministry of Transport of NRW, the InnaMoRuhr project develops a concept for integrated […]


Taxi vehicles are particularly suitable for electrification due to their potentially long waiting periods at taxi stops. However, existing charging solutions for electric vehicles require taxi drivers to manually initiate and stop the charging process by connecting and disconnecting a charging cable to a charging station. This makes the use of […]


Taxi vehicles are particularly suitable for electrification due to their potentially long waiting periods at taxi stops. During their waiting time, electric taxis can be optimally charged. Currently, however, taxi drivers are not sufficiently aware of the availability of charging possibilities in urban areas.In addition, there is no platform that […]


Weather and climate information are the basis of planning and decisions, both in the private and in the public sector. Depending on the application, climate time series (retrospective) or forecasts (prognostic) are required. In the future, a further increase in interest in usage is to be expected here. Since mid-2017, […]


Energy efficient Smart cities rely on highly heterogeneous already deployed infrastructure and services – e.g., public lighting system, urban heating system, public buildings, electric vehicles, micro-generation, residential prosumers, etc. All these systems are currently managed by isolated Energy Management Systems (EMS), that hardly have capabilities to offer information and services […]


With the increasing miniaturization of communication devices and the proliferation of technologies such as smart phones or sensor networks, the concept of an Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a reality, especially with their integration into Smart Cities. The interdisciplinary nature of IoT work requires understanding, coordinating, supporting and engaging […]