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Physics of Transport and Traffic

Professor Michael Schreckenberg’s research group ‘Physics of Transport and Traffic’ studies a wide range of topics related to mobility.

Within the scope of CRC 876 ‘Providing Information by Resource-Constrained Data Analysis’, it collaborates with electrical engineers and computer scientists to analyse inner-city traffic. Its goal is to reduce traffic jams and travel times without expanding road capacity. The researchers examine various route selection optimisation methods and dynamic methods. They aim to expand the simulation model to account for the behaviour of (communicating) self-driving vehicles in order to simulate, analyse and optimise hybrid traffic.

The LUKAS project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, works on developing a local environmental model for cooperative automated driving. This collaborative research project aims to boost traffic efficiency and safety in the mixed traffic of urban spaces. Reliable cooperation through a fast, safe communication channel connecting automated and non-automated road users plays an important part in this endeavour.