Autonomous driving is on everyone’s lips. In Germany and Korea, the technical development of autonomous vehicles is being worked on at full speed. The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and the KIT are also involved in setting up the test field for autonomous driving in Baden Württemberg (TAF).
In the public perception, the new mobility options as well as the higher road safety of autonomous vehicles are predominantly discussed. From an urban planning point of view, however, there are also risks: Autonomous driving makes groups of people mobile who were previously unable to travel by car. This and many other factors can lead to a sharp increase in the volume of traffic on the roads: The independent (empty) search of the car for parking spaces or e.g. the empty return journey home, where another household member would like to be picked up to another journey.
German and Korean cities have big traffic problems and are looking for solutions to reduce them. Joint research on suitable strategies is a goal of KoGeReC.
Contact Person: Jan Riel