Moving tomorrow's mobility.

European Center for Information and Communication Technologies

How we move will significantly change over the coming years. Tomorrow’s car as we think of today is automated, connected and electric, and one vision of the future is completely autonomous driving. Our vehicles, traffic, and the means of transport – the field of mobility is where we immediately and comprehensively experience the innovations of digital change, not to mention the new possibilities that lead to new wishes and needs for users.

If you are looking for the right direction and the perfect pace, you must be prepared to research, experiment and create a market. Collaborative innovation allows you to stay one step ahead in the global digital transformation.

EICT is the leading innovation platform for mobility.

We combine our technological expertise in Intelligent Transport Systems with methodological know-how for excellent project results: as coordinator, communicator and innovation consultant by your side. With us, you shape your profile as an innovator and enhance your visibility as a pioneer of future technologies.
 

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Project Management

PROJECT EXCELLENCE.

We apply established project management methods to structure innovation processes for flagship research projects targeting future mobility solutions.

Communications

STRAIGHT TO THE POINT.

We provide effective communication and information campaigns for large-scale multi-partner research projects.

Technical Coordination

WHAT WILL MOVE US TOMORROW.

We guide technical development in the highly specialized fields of automated driving and connected and electric mobility.

Future Studies

MAKE THE FUTURE PLANABLE.

We have been supervising the Münchner Kreis “Future Study” as a consultant on mobility topics and expert for designing empirical studies.

L3Pilot

Automated Driving

Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads

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L3Pilot

Piloting Automated Driving on European Roads

L3 Pilot is the first pilot test for automated driving on the roads of Europe with the participation of all European automotive manufacturers together with partners from science and research.  100 vehicles, equipped with highly developed technology for environmental detection, will test automated systems based on SAE Levels 3 and 4 under real conditions and in a broad application in public traffic from 10 EU countries.

Expertise:
Project Management, Communications, Event Management, Exploitation and Studies
Contact:
Henrike Inhülsen, henrike.inhuelsen@eict.de
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Duration:
48 months | Sep 1, 2017 – Aug 31, 2021
Budget:
€ 68 million| Funding by European Union: € 36 million
Coordinator:
Aria Etemad, Volkswagen Group Research
Number of Partners:
34
Partners:
Volkswagen AG, Centro Ricerche Fiat SCPA, Daimler AG, Ford, Groupe PSA, Groupe Renault, Honda R&D Europe, Jaguar Land Rover, Opel Automobile GmbH, Toyota Motor Europe, Volvo Car Corporation, Aptiv Services Deutschland GmbH, Autoliv, FEV GmbH, ADAS Management Consulting, European Center for Information and Communication Technologies EICT GmbH, BASt - The Federal Highway Research Institute, DLR - German Aerospace Center, University of Genoa, IKA- Institut for Automotive Engineering at RWTH Aachen University, ICCS - Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, SAFER at Chalmers, SNF - Centre for Applied Research at NHH, TNO - Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research; University of Leeds, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, WMG, University of Warwick, WIVW - Würzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences, RDW - The Netherlands Vehicle Authority, FIA - Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile, AZT Automotive GmbH, Swiss Reinsurance Company
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IMAGinE

Connected Mobility

Intelligent Maneuver Automation – Cooperative Hazard Avoidance

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IMAGinE

Intelligent Maneuver Automation – Cooperative Hazard Avoidance

IMAGinE aims to develop new and innovative assistance systems which will support cooperative driving of the future.  Cooperative driving means that vehicles as well as traffic infrastructure are capable of interacting intelligently with each other via automated information sharing. Traffic maneuvers can thus be executed more easily.

Expertise:
Project Management, Technical Coordination, Communications and Event Management
Contact:
Sebastian Gerres, sebastian.gerres@eict.de
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Duration:
48 months| Sep 1, 2016 – Aug 31, 2020
Budget:
€ 38.2 million | Funding by BMWi: € 17.9 million
Coordinator:
Steffen Knapp, Opel Automobile GmbH
Number of Partners:
12
Partners:
Opel Automobile GmbH, BMW Group, Daimler AG, MAN Truck & Bus AG, Volkswagen AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Continental Teves AG & Co. OHG, IPG Automotive GmbH, Nordsys GmbH, WIVW - Würzburg Institute for Traffic Sciences GmbH, Technical University Munich, Hessen Mobil - Road and Traffic Management
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DENSE

Automated Driving

aDverse wEather eNvironmental Sensing systEm

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DENSE

aDverse wEather eNvironmental Sensing systEm

DENSE seeks to develop a fully reliable environment perception technology overcoming the shortcomings of current systems to sense the environment in severe weather like snow, fog and heavy rain. DENSE will lead to the needed key improvements in sensor technology – resulting in a 24/7 all-weather sensor suite – consequently enhancing the safety of automated driving.

Expertise:
Project Management, Communications and Event Management
Contact:
Dr. Thorsten Mahler, thorsten.mahler@eict.de
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Duration:
36 months | Jun 1, 2016 – May 31, 2019
Budget:
€ 14.5 million | Funding by European Union: € 4.2 million
Coordinator:
Werner Ritter, Daimler AG
Number of Partners:
15
Partners:
Daimler AG, Groupe Renault, Hitachi Europe GmbH, Ibeo Automotive Systems GmbH, Innoluce BV, Modulight Oy, Oplatek Group Oy, Vaisala Oyj, Xenics NV, EICT GmbH, Cerema – Centre for expertise and engineering on risks, urban and country planning, environment and mobility, Technical University Tampere, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Universität Ulm, Veoneer France, Veoneer Sweden
Project in progess

Tech Center a-drive

Automated Driving

Competence Autonomous Driving

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Tech Center a-drive

Competence Autonomous Driving

The main focus of the Tech Center a-drive is the research and development of technologies for robust perception and research on the social acceptance of highly automated and autonomous driving functions.  The Tech Center creates a network of experts from different disciplines for the comprehensive problem solution.

Expertise:
Technical Coordination, Project Management and Communications
Contact:
Dr. Thorsten Mahler, thorsten.mahler@eict.de
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Duration:
46 months | Nov 1, 2015 – Aug 31, 2020
Budget:
€ 7.5 million
Coordinator:
Klaus Dietmayer, Universität Ulm
Number of Partners:
6
Partners:
Atlatec, Daimler AG; CTC Cartech Company, Ulm University, FZI – Research Center for Information Technology, KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Project in progess

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