Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been part of our everyday lives. When we talk to voice assistants, beautify pictures on our smartphones or stream music, data is intelligently linked and analyzed. AI can also make our lives better in the mobility sector. With the aim of increasing capacity utilization in freight transport, preventing jet lag when traveling or speeding up the search for missing persons, the German Federal Ministry of Digital Affairs and Transport (BMDV) is funding three major projects to develop intelligent applications. Digital Minister Dr. Volker Wissing met the project managers in Berlin today to hand over grants of over 8,3 million Euros.
The funded projects also include ALMODA which is creating a cross-border data space between Germany and Austria for Alpine Mobility 4.0 in the Inn Valley, having Intelligence on Wheels as a project partner. The project will incorporate communication, navigation and traffic monitoring data in real time and process it using modern AI methods to create a holistic, cyber-secure, digital situation picture. Three use cases are being tested: the cross-border search for missing persons, the digital monitoring of hazardous areas such as railroad crossings, and hub-to-hub logistics scenarios.