WORKING TOGETHER IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY WAY
In the Bauhaus.MobilityLab project, we are an interdisciplinary and broad-based team of research institutes, industrial partners, small and medium-sized enterprises as well as universities and the state capital Erfurt. A locally present and Europe-wide networked partner alliance promotes the Bauhaus.MobilityLab in business, politics and science.
The Bauhaus.MobilityLab brings forth a lab platform where AI technologies are combined with data, companies and municipalities can cooperate and researchers meet users to develop sustainable innovations. The possible topics are very diverse, which is why the Bauhaus.MobilityLab sees itself as an ecosystem for the development of services, products and infrastructure.
While the Bauhaus.MobilityLab, which is currently being developed as an open, scalable and transferable system, is to be used in other living labs across Europe in the future, the establishment of an AI real lab in the Thuringian state capital of Erfurt is already being supported as part of the project duration. This urban AI living lab is to demonstrate the performance of the lab platform and provide research and innovation services in the long term according to the principle of a lab-as-a-service. This is how the economic sustainability of the project is aimed for.
Erfurt was chosen as the location for the living lab because, on the one hand, the city with its 215,000 inhabitants is a typical large European city. This means that innovations developed here have particularly great potential to be adopted in other cities. On the other hand, Erfurt already has a data situation in the field of mobility and transport that is unique in Germany and special worldwide. Thanks to several successful research projects in recent years, the Bauhaus.MobilityLab project can build on an extensive, high-quality database, which will be expanded in the future with additional data sources from the mobility, logistics and energy sectors.
Concrete developments in the core fields of the project are already taking place during the construction of the laboratory platform and the AI living lab. This is in line with the fast pace of AI technology development. In addition, these lab innovations reflect the needs of companies, municipalities and research institutions, which means that a special focus is placed on the customer- or market-oriented development of the lab platform right from the start.
The core innovation fields on which the Lab will focus in the coming years are "Next Generation Mobility" (NGM), "Intelligent Transport Systems" (ITS), "Extended Urban Modelling" (EUM) and "Intelligent Energy Management" (IEM).