The RWTH Aachen University and partners are kicking off a project called UNICARagil to pool latest research findings in fields such as autonomous driving, connectivity and electric mobility. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research is supporting the project with 23m euros.
Until 2022, the consortium’s objective is to develop and to publically test self-driving EVs based on a modular set-up for four specific applications in the logistics and passenger transport field. All in all, 14 university institutions and six companies are seeking to create future taxis, family vehicles, delivery vans and shuttles.
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