Collision course: MobiCell Testing

Bicycles, e-scooters, pedestrians – there are more and more of them in our cities, increasing the risk of accidents for these groups. In our MobiCell research project, which we are conducting together with ifak Magdeburg, the aim is to protect these vulnerable road users (VRUs) from collisions.

For the project, which is designed as a feasibility study, we are developing a prototype app that uses V2X (vehicle-to-everything) communication and networked smartphones to protect vulnerable road users by issuing collision warnings.

Here is how it works: the app collects various sensor data from vulnerable road users. This data is processed by an algorithm developed by ifak and output again. If there is a risk of a collision, the app issues a collision warning at different levels and a recommendation to take evasive action.

We recently held a working meeting with our Madgeburg project partner in Vienna. Together, we tested and documented various collision scenarios on foot and by bike on the streets of Vienna. We are currently evaluating the results and further optimising the system before presenting the final results in July. Meanwhile, we are delighted that the renowned online IT magazine Golem has also become aware of the MobiCell project and recently wrote about it.


Jonathan Mischke (ifak) and Carina Doppler (fluxguide) testing the prototype

More about the project you find here:

The MobiCell project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Digital and Transport as part of the mFUND innovation initiative.