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02/03/2023
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Software makes more ethically differentiated decisions

Autonomous driving: New algorithm distributes risk fairly

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed autonomous driving software which distributes risk on the street in a fair manner. The algorithm contained in the software is considered to be the first to incorporate the 20 ethics recommendations of the EU Commission expert group, thus making significantly more differentiated decisions than previous algorithms. Operation of automated vehicles is to be made significantly safer by assessing the varying degrees of risk to pedestrians and motorists. The code is available to the general public as Open Source software.

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Mobility Research
12/06/2022
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Racing victory as the basis for the science of the future

Autonomous driving is the focal point of mobility research

Autonomous driving has a special significance for the mobility of the future. Accordingly, this field has become a strategic focus topic at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). After winning the TUM win in the first race at the Indy Autonomous Challenge in the USA, not only have new research projects emerged, but also the first start-ups. At an exhibition in Garching, Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Markus Blume learned about the status of research and offered the team his congratulations.

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Artificial Intelligence Mobility Entrepreneurship Research
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jakob Burger stands in front of his newly constructed demonstration plant at the TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability.
10/26/2022
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Interview with Prof. Jakob Burger, head of the Professorship for Chemical Process Engineering

"There's no legally mandated exit from fossil fuels…"

Researchers at the Green Fuel Center (GFC) on the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Straubing Campus are working on the production of renewable fuels. Prof. Jakob Burger talks about the advantages of these alternative fuels and where they could possibly be put to use.

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Mobility Sustainability Research
Trucks driving alone on a highway
10/20/2022
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NEFTON consortium working on test bench

Plans to triple charging speeds for electric trucks

A science and industry consortium is working on a testing station to achieve significantly higher charging rates than have been possible in the past. This is intended to increase the electrification of heavy-load transports in the future. More robust charging points and accordingly configured vehicle components are to drastically reduce charging times for heavy-duty trucks, making electric drives more attractive to freight carriers. The project's objective is to reduce battery charging time to only 15 minutes in the future.

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Mobility Sustainability Research
10/10/2022
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How TUMCREATE takes scientific knowledge from the lab to the real world in Singapore

A simulation modelling an entire city state

Researchers at the TUMCREATE research platform on the Singapore campus of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed CityMoS – City Mobility Simulator. This concept is now supporting the city state in southern Asia in the electrification of transportation. It is also helping to calculate the impact of transportation on the heat generated in the city. CityMoS is already being deployed in Germany, where it is helping with the e transformation of a DHL Freight logistics terminal.

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Artificial Intelligence Mobility
09/30/2022
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Event with Bavarian Minister President Söder and Minister Blume

Groundbreaking for TUM Hyperloop test segment in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen

The next milestone for the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Hyperloop research program has been achieved. The groundbreaking for the 24-meter-long TUM Hyperloop test segment took place on September 30, 2022 at the Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen site. The event was attended by Bavaria's Minister President Dr. Markus Söder and the Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Markus Blume. The test segment is the first of its kind in Europe.

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Mobility Sustainability Research
A person reads in the magazine "Faszination Forschung"
09/30/2022
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TUM Science Magazine „Faszination Forschung“

Latest Issue on Smart Mobility

Mobility and goods transport have to become more climate-friendly, low-noise, low-emitting, intelligent and connected in the future. In addition, it is vital that we embed new forms of mobility into existing infrastructures and integrate them into highly livable urban design. This issue of "Faszination Forschung" is dedicated to the topic of smart mobility. We share some fascinating insights with you into the ideas, goals and achievements of our researchers.

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Mobility Research
Oliver Zipse (2nd f.r.) with TUM President Thomas Hofmann (2nd f.l.) and the deans Gunther Friedl and Christoph Gehlen.
09/27/2022
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BMW CEO to lecture on the transformation of the automotive industry

Oliver Zipse appointed honorary professor

Oliver Zipse, the CEO of BMW AG, has been appointed to an honorary professorship at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He has been lecturing on the transformation of the automotive industry at the TUM School of Management since 2019.

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Mobility Campus news Studies President
09/13/2022
Reading time: 4 Min.

Researchers transmit digital twin of road traffic situation into vehicles

Bird’s-eye view improves safety of autonomous driving

In the Providentia++ project, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have worked with industry partners to develop a technology to complement the vehicle perspective based on onboard sensor input with a bird’s-eye view of traffic conditions. This improves road safety – also for autonomous driving.

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Artificial Intelligence Mobility
09/05/2022

New findings for TUM study on the 9 Euro Ticket

A little over 50 euros acceptable for 9 Euro Ticket successor

The experimental "9 Euro Ticket" general transit pass has run its course and the calls for a successor pass are growing. A study conducted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) accompanied more than 2000 people during the 9 Euro Ticket trial period, interviewing them on a regular basis. In addition to questions on mobility behavior, information on the price which the participants were willing to pay for a follow-up pass also played an important role.

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Mobility Sustainability Research
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