Bavarian Autonomous Remote-Controlled Shuttle
Economical operation of autonomous shuttle buses through teleoperation – platform development and evaluation taking user requirements into account.
The aim of BARCS is to develop a concept for the economical operation of autonomous shuttle buses through the use of teleoperation and the further development of existing technologies. The construction of a test vehicle and its evaluation are of particular importance here. Finally, the technical and user-related requirements for highly automated vehicles are to be researched in the project in order to be able to integrate autonomous shuttle buses in Bavaria, nationwide, and economically into local public transport through appropriate developments. The aim is to create the first basis for teleoperated/locally autonomous operation and to be able to open up low-traffic public transport routes with little use of resources. These goals are to be achieved on a functional carrier, in particular using artificial intelligence (AI), 3D environment detection, and object recognition, as well as sensor fusion of various 3D sensors such as stereo cameras and LIDAR.
The THI is responsible for work package AP 2: Requirements, user needs, and acceptance of teleoperated operations. The aim of this work package is to identify the user needs of the autonomous shuttle bus users and to specify requirements for the in-vehicle HMI in order to support the users of the autonomous (operatorless) shuttle in teleoperation mode, eliminate prevailing fears, and create acceptance for its use.
March 1st, 2022 – September 30th, 2024
StMWI, BayVFP Förderlinie Digitalisierung, Programmteil IKT
- Blickfeld GmbH
- DB Regio Bus (represented by RBO Regionalbus Ostbayern GmbH)
- Uedelhoven GmbH + Co. KG
- Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
- Hochschule München
DB Regio Bus (represented by RBO Regionalbus Ostbayern GmbH)