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Implementation of an autonomous driving, on-demand bus system for public transportation

Neidhardt, Eric (2022) Implementation of an autonomous driving, on-demand bus system for public transportation. ICSSC 2022: 16. International Conference on Smart Sustainable Cities, 10.-11. Nov. 2022, Venice.

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Abstract

A well-functioning public transport system that is accepted and used by the general population contributes a lot to a sustainable city. Especially young and elderly people rely on public transport to get to work, go shopping, to visit a doctor, and to take advantage of entertainment options. The sustainability of a public transport system can be considered from different points of view. In urban areas, acceptance is particularly important. As many people as possible should use public transport and not their private vehicle. This reduces traffic jams and increases air quality. In rural areas, the cost efficiency of public transport is especially important. Longer distances and a low population density mean that these modes of transportation can rarely be used cost-effectively. It is crucial to avoid a low utilization, because empty rides are neither sustainable nor cost-effective. With a demand-oriented approach, we try to both improve flexibility and therefore attractiveness for the user and improve cost- efficiency. The vehicles only operate when they are needed and only where they are needed. Empty rides are avoided to improve sustainability. In the subproject "Autonomous public driving" of the project RealLabHH, such a system was implemented and tested in Hamburg-Bergedorf, a suburb of Hamburg. In this paper, some of the steps necessary for this are considered from a technical point of view and problems that arose in real-life use are addressed.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/188928/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Implementation of an autonomous driving, on-demand bus system for public transportation
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Neidhardt, EricEric.Neidhardt (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5111-6324
Date:2022
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Accepted
Keywords:Public Transport, demand-oriented, autonomous driving, RealLabHH
Event Title:ICSSC 2022: 16. International Conference on Smart Sustainable Cities
Event Location:Venice
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:10.-11. Nov. 2022
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Transport System
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VS - Verkehrssystem
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - Zukunftsbilder eines automatisierten integrierten Verkehrssystems
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Transportation Systems > Intermodality and Public Transport
Institute of Transportation Systems > Cooperative Systems, BA
Deposited By: Neidhardt, Eric
Deposited On:31 Oct 2022 17:01
Last Modified:31 Oct 2022 17:01

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