In the joint project IMAGinE (Intelligent Maneuver Automation - cooperative hazard avoidance in realtime), twelve partners from the automotive industry, research, and road operations have been working since September 2016 on the development of new, innovative assistance systems for the cooperative driving of the future. By enabling vehicles to communicate in order to jointly coordinate driving maneuvers, traffic flow is optimized so that road users can reach their destinations more safely, efficiently and in a more relaxed manner, making the vision of accident-free driving a reality.
On 12 May 2022, the project partners presented the results of their joint research work at a virtual final presentation. More than 300 guests took part in the online event. In several thematic sessions, the experts presented so-called core innovations that were investigated in IMAGinE: Cooperative Maneuver Coordination, Cooperative Environment Model, Communication Mechanisms, Human-Machine Interaction, and Simulation Environment. All developed IMAGinE systems proved to be functional for tomorrow's mobility. Thus, IMAGinE achieved an important milestone towards the cooperative driving of the future.
IMAGinE was a joint project of leading German automotive manufacturers, automotive suppliers, innovative small and medium-sized enterprises, research institutions and a road operator, led by Opel Automobile GmbH. The project budget was 38.2 million euros. The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK) funded IMAGinE with a total of 17.9 million euros. The project started in September 2016 and ended in May 2022.
In IMAGinE, EICT took over the administrative and technical project management in close collaboration with the project coordinator and the partners. This included all day-to-day operations as well as reporting, project controlling, and support during the process of deliverable writing.
In addition, EICT acted as a central point for the dissemination of results and was responsible for the preparation and dissemination of project results, press relations, the conception and realization of information materials, and the planning, organization, and coordination of project events, such as the virtual final presentation.
The press release can be found at: IMAGinE Pressemitteilung (German only).
For more information on IMAGinE, please visit: www.imagine-online.de.