The future city is meant to provide a habitat with increased air quality and a transport system with lower emissions.
The city of Aachen was sued in 2016, among five other cities in North Rhine Westphalia, for its elevated nitrogen dioxide values.
Our goal is to provide custom-tailored mobility services in an eco-friendly and efficient manner. Up to date, there are only insufficient approaches to address this issue in a cost-effective way.
Accordingly, we develop a concept for implementing an innovative and intelligent urban mobility solution. A collaboration of innovative companies, situated in Aachen, will realize this through a customer-centric service platform for autonomously driving E-shuttles.
Until the end of 2020, we develop a platform based business model, which will be validated technologically, economically and by user feedback.
The core of our platform is an algorithm, fed through various data interfaces. This enables us to analyze the impact of e.g. weather and traffic on the service usage. On this basis the platform will process real time and predictive data for service usage forecasts.
A mobile application is the basis of our customer communication. Our users can find out when and where they are picked up by the PeopleMover, as well as the trip price.
The platform is build modular. Hence, it is assured that prospective business models are able to participate in the anonymous data transfer.
The platform offers a visual interface, that enables the operator to supervise the fleet and interfere if needed.
A significant part of our mobility solution is the electrically powered PeopleMover. The different grades of it's automation will be increased step-by- step during the time span of the research project.
e.GO Mobile AG develops and produces innovative electric vehicles for cities and metropolitan areas at its Aachen location. It was founded in 2015 from the RWTH Aachen periphery and combines leading university know-how with industrial practice.
Currently, e.GO Mobile is developing various new vehicle models for the expansion of the product spectrum – from the electric e.GO Kart and the family electric vehicle to the electric, autonomously driving bus, called e.GO Mover.
MOQO is a shared-mobility infrastructure provider for companies, car dealers and car rentals. The infrastructure consists of an on-board system, a fleet management software and sharing applications.
The platform serves as an interface between car providers and users. It combines payment services, data analysis, fleet supervision and provides a suitable interface for the integration of additional smart services.
The Institute for Industrial Management FIR is a non-profit, intersectoral research and educational institution at RWTH Aachen University with the goal to establish the organizational basis for the digitally integrated company of the future.
This is undertaken within an infrastructure that is ideally suited for experimental organizational research – methodologically sound, scientifically rigorous, and conducted in close collaboration with experts from business and industry.
The FIR provides the domain expertise regarding business models, business ecosystems and the (technical) use-case development to implement this project.
Dialego is an accelerator for market success. The globally operating company enables enterprises to establish customer-centered activities for faster market development with higher turnover potential at significantly lower costs. Blue chips like Bayer and medium sized companies like Ritter Sport value the services of Dialego, founded in 1999, in the field of innovation, brand and digitalization. With its 8,000 innovations as a reference, the latest methods of artificial intelligence for a quick, in-depth market understanding and the unique "connecting capabilities" between markets and enterprises, it fulfills mission-critical needs of companies in times of change from idea to market launch.
Dialego continuously involves customers to design an optimal product, improving it constantly and thus to achieve measurable market success.
With our own methods of artificial intelligence we enable an in-depth understanding of consumer needs and an automated, customer-centered design of all (digital) products and services.
The main goal of the Department of Economics, Science and Europe is to promote the competitiveness of the business and science location Aachen. We target to be the first point of contact for companies, investors, founders, as well as universities, research institutes, and euregional institutions.
In addition to the classic topics of business development, new priorities such as digitization and technology transfer have emerged.
Our department fits perfectly into the consortium, as it represents the urban dimension. In the research project we will integrate all relevant levels and stakeholders into this experience.