The University of Duisburg-Essen joins Ford Werke GmbH, RheinEnergie AG, and the City of Cologne in an expert consortium “ColognE-mobil” to explore multifarious facets of electromobility. While Ford conducts studies with battery-powered vehicles, RheinEnergie investigates novel charging technologies and infrastructural questions that come along with e-mobility. The City of Cologne implements and surveys intra-urban integration of electromobility with special regard to the impact on a clean air plan, a noise action plan as well as safety and legal aspects.

About 50 researchers from 15 institutes of the University of Duisburg-Essen will analyze the results, including customer acceptance of electric vehicles, and the extrapolation of results from Cologne to the entire NRW region.

Being one of the institutes, the Interactive Systems Research Group focuses on the exploration of novel navigation and mobilization concepts, including the development of serviced-enhanced and personalized GPS navigation and the evaluation of usability aspects of charging stations.

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Jürgen Ziegler

Full Professor

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Benedikt Loepp

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