01.01.2023 | Project start

Supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the 22 renowned partners from industry and research are starting work on the joint project STADT:up. Workshops will be held in the 5 sub-projects over the next few weeks to lay the foundations for the three-year joint research work.

01.03.2023 | Press Release

Fitting automated mobility into the dynamic system of cities is an extremely challenging task. In a first joint press release on March 1st, the consortium provides information on how STADT:up intends to further advance automated driving in urban areas.

01.03.2023 | Kick Off at Bosch in Renningen

On March 1st and 2nd, around 120 project participants from the 22 partner houses as well as representatives of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action and the TÜV Rheinland Group meet for a personal exchange at the official kick-off event at the Bosch Research Campus in Renningen.

17.05.2023 | Expert workshop with technology partners

The workshop at TU Darmstadt aimed to discuss future scenarios for automated and connected driving in the urban environment and to identify information and exchange needs between the technology partners of the STADT:up consortium and the municipalities. The results of the workshop provide a good basis for further work in the "intermodal urban mobility" dialogue forum with the project partners and the cities.

30.09.2023 | First project milestone achieved

The first project milestone "System concepts created" was achieved on time! In all five sub-projects, the goals set for the first project phase at the beginning of the project were achieved. The task now is to turn the extensive concepts and specifications for all STADT:up research topics into experienceable prototypes in the remaining project period.

06.11.2023 | Dialogue forum "intermodal urban mobility"

On November 6, 2023, the all-day "Synthesis Workshop" of the sub-project "Perspectives of Urban Mobility" took place at the Technical University of Munich in Garching, bringing STADT:up technology partners and municipal representatives together for a dialogue. During the workshop, experts from STADT:up exchanged views with representatives from local authorities and transport companies on the future role of automated and connected driving in urban traffic.

07.11.2023 | Steering committee at Ergosign in Munich

On November 7, representatives of all 22 STADT:up partners and the programme management organization TÜV Rheinland Consulting met at Ergosign in Munich for the fourth steering committee meeting this year. The focus was on the presentation of the results of the first project milestone "System concepts created" by the five sub-project managers. In addition, the status of the work in the sub-projects and organizational topics were also discussed.

20.11.2023 | Sub-project "Human Factors" at the TU Darmstadt

The autumn meeting of the "Human Factors" sub-project took place on November 20th and 21st. More than 30 experts from the automotive industry and research came together to discuss progress and challenges in the field of human factors in automated driving in urban areas. The project partners presented their interim results from the first year of the project; workshops were also held on topics such as teleoperation, emotion recognition and driver readiness.

Fachtagung „Forschung u. Technologie für Autonomes Fahren“
12.12.2023 | Conference "Research and technology for autonomous driving"

More than 230 experts from science, industry, associations, authorities and municipal transport companies met at the annual conference in Berlin, which is jointly organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport. The current challenges of autonomous driving were considered in a wide range of presentations, discussions and interactive formats. Numerous STADT:up partners took part in the event and presented the project at a booth in the foyer.


28.04.2024 | Would you use automated shuttles in Darmstadt?

With this question, the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors represented the STADT:up project at TU Darmstadt's information day on automated driving. Citizens had the opportunity to discuss the topic with IAD staff and decide between different modes of transport for journeys within the city of Darmstadt as part of a stated choice experiment - here, too, the focus was on the topic of automated driving.

The panel discussion on questions relating to automated driving provided interested citizens with further opportunities for information and dialogue. Prof Steven Peters (Institute of Automotive Engineering, TU Darmstadt), Dr Bettina Abendroth (Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, TU Darmstadt), Prof Klaus-Michael Ahrend (CEO HEAG Holding), Klaus Görgen (CEO ADFC Darmstadt-Dieburg) and Dr Claudio Longo (Head of Research & Advanced Engineering, Continental AG) took part in the panel discussion.


photo: Guanlin Gao