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INVENT - Intelligent traffic and user-oriented technology
On May 28 2005, INVENT demonstrated their innovations in driver assistance, efficient traffic management, and stimulating future research and progress in traffic policy, at the BMW Research and Innovation Center in Munich. Numerous simulations and demonstrations illustrated the functionality, operation, and value of technical innovations that support drivers in traffic jams (or even prevent them from arising), provide dynamic route guidance, improve the efficiency of logistic services, and promote active safety.
With the goal of improving both traffic flow and traffic safety in the future, the INVENT partners are working together to develop novel driver assistance systems, knowledge and information technologies, and solutions for more efficient traffic management, to prevent or minimise the severity of accidents.
Three research areas, eight component projects
This research initiative brings together 24 companies, among which automobile manufacturers, electronics industry and suppliers, telecommunication and IT companies, logistics service providers, and software developers as well as research institutions. Numerous university institutes as well as small to medium-sized companies are also contributing to the projects as subcontractors.
The four-year cooperation will continue through mid 2005 and has been supported by grants from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).
Audi, BMW, Bosch, DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology, the German Aerospace Agency (DLR) Ericsson, the Aachen Vehicle Research Institute (fka), Ford, Hella, Hermes Parcel Service, IBM, the Magdeburg Institute for Automation and Communication (ifak), MAN Commercial Vehicles, Navigation Technologies, Opel, PTV, Siemens AG, Siemens Restraint Systems, Siemens VDO, TransVer Traffic Consultancy of Munich, the German Standards Group (TÜV), the University of Cologne, the law firm Vogt & Co., and Volkswagen.
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