Country2City Bridge

  • Contact:

    M. Sc. Nikola Lukezic

  • Project group:

    Prof. Sax

  • Funding:

    Deutsches Zentrum Mobilität der Zukunft (DZM), Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr (BMDV)

  • Partner:

    KIT, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, FZI, Hochschule Karlsruhe

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Country2City Bridge


The connection from the city to the country with public transport is challenging. In densely populated urban areas, public transport can function space- and cost-efficient. Meanwhile, in the countryside, there is usually no alternative to a personal car.

Project goals

C2CBridge aims to explore possibilities for attractive alternatives to private cars through a customized public transport offer. The technology provides new opportunities through digitalization, networking, and automation. One solution component to be examined in C2CBridge are autonomous vehicle concepts, small-size call taxis accommodating four passengers and luggage, operating individually and distributed across the area, but electronically coupled to efficient networks upon transitioning into the city.

Realization of the project

In C2CBridge, technical solutions are to be developed hand in hand with planning concepts. Starting from an in-depth analysis of mobility processes and needs in various types of spaces by social sciences, spatial planning, urban planning, and traffic engineering, prototypes of vehicles and mobility stations will be designed and constructed by mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, and architecture, while computer science and mathematics will develop optimal operational concepts.

ITIV participation

  • Development of the vehicle’s E/E – Architecture