Automated and connected vehicles can revolutionize urban transport. The increasing connection between automobile and infrastructure represents challenge and opportunity at the same time. Together with SWARCO Traffic Systems GmbH from Unterensingen, the thesis aims to explore business opportunities at the intersection between automated vehicles and smart infrastructure. This should enable the company to take a look in the future and evaluate possibilities in a market that is evolving as we speak an
“The transition towards autonomous vehicles creates a paradigm shift for manufacturers of traffic management systems. Companies activ in this market have to develop data driven business models that consider the requirements of future mobility.”
The work gives an overview on the state-of-the-art of automated vehicles and traffic management solutions. It shows an estimate of the availability of the different development stages of autonomous vehicles until 2030. Based on this theoretical work, the thesis develops five innovative business cases for the smart city of the future.
The results of the thesis were presented in front of the management board of SWARCO Traffic systems and received an award in combination with a monetary compensation.