The prime aim of the project is to develop a platform that enables companies to efficiently deploy and manage a fleet of electric vehicles, on the one hand, and to combine this facility with other transport services such as car sharing and mass transit, on the other. The platform is currently undergoing trials with the vehicle fleet of the city of Heidelberg.
The project comprises an IT solution, which is being developed and implemented together with the KEIM application center at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, and a maturity assessment model that is to be developed with the University of Hohenheim. This will enable companies to evaluate the quality of their traffic management, identify potential for improvement and plan appropriate measures.
The project will also shed light on the current status of business-related traffic and on the transport requirements of municipalities. To this end, the University of Hohenheim has run a survey designed to reveal key trends for the sustainable management of business-related traffic in municipal areas.