Liveable cities


As an engineering partner serving the mobility industry and an expert in software and digitalization, we aim to help make our cities more sustainable and life enhancing.

To this end, we are developing innovative mobility solutions for the city of the future. In addition, as a partner to cities and municipalities in Europe, we take on responsibility for designing and implementing everything from tailor-made, individual services through to fully integrated smart city platforms.

"EDAG has long ceased to think of mobility development in terms of just vehicle construction and transport functions for getting from A to B: we also think holistically, networking entire ecosystems in cities, rural areas and industries."

Johannes Barckmann, EDAG CityBot Concept & Product Owner


Mobility in livable cities

A smooth traffic flow and the reduction of existing vehicles enhance the quality of city life. We are therefore working on innovative mobility concepts, ranging from sharing concepts to robot vehicles.

EDAG Light Car SharingEDAG CityBot

Campus FreeCity: sustainable mobility on a laboratory scale

In the "Campus FreeCity real lab for the research of a networked fleet of modular robot vehicles" project, which will run until 2024 and is being funded by the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV), the challenges of and practical solutions for urban traffic - hitherto a largely uncoordinated area - are being examined on a laboratory scale. The EDAG Group, as well as providing ideas, is also contributing key technology for implementation, namely the EDAG CityBot.

In technological terms, the Campus FreeCity focuses on:

  • The implementation of modular EDAG CityBots as robot vehicles with automated driving and service functions for the planned real lab scenarios
  • Data networking of the EDAG CityBots via a mobility backend for connection to a control system and the ordering and accounting system, including supervision and optional teleoperation by an operation center
  • Researching and collecting data on the robustness of specific vehicle technologies and the planning/control software required to operate the EDAG CityBots

In social terms, the Campus FreeCity research project focuses on:

  • Generating more trust and technical affinity among users
  • Recognition of the benefits and sustainability of the system
  • General public acceptance of human-machine collaboration
  • Improved quality of life through practicable solutions for the transport revolution

Rethinking the urban ecosystem

When it comes to sustainability, going it alone is not an option: We are involved in intensive interdisciplinary dialogue with all stakeholders committed to shaping living and working environments - people from the worlds of business, politics, administration, logistics, culture, trade and services.

Karina Schäfer

Project Manager Smart City


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