The FFG– and bmvit-funded project Digibus® Austria , led by Salzburg Research, is a collaborative effort between 7 companies and 6 research institutions with the aim to bring automated public transport to Salzburg’s roads in the future.
The project aims not only at improving autonomous transport on a technical level but also explore service models for and interaction with passengers as well as communication of an automated vehicle with other road users. To this end, the Center for HCI is involved in prototyping, design, and evaluation activities for both inside- and outside-interaction with the Digibus ® Austria. Apart from dedicated laboratory environments, the Digibus® will be operated on a public test track in Koppl, Austria along with a public showcase at the Lower Austria Regional Exhibition 2019.
Duration: 04/2018 – 03/2021
Project Website: https://www.digibus.at
Funding: The project is funded by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG and the Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology within the framework of the “Future Mobility” funding scheme.