Special Research Project “Road of the Future“


RWTH Aachen University and Dresden University of Technology are part of the German Research Foundation's new collaborative research center. Three RWTH faculties are involved in the research project called "Digital twin of the road system - Physical-informational representation of the future road system".


The aim of the research is to create and explore a reality model of the road system with all available and relevant data. Thus, the model contains both physical and informational, traffic data and enables the interaction of the different design levels. The research focuses on intelligent, low-impact, and sustainable use of the road system.

Faculty 1, Department of Computer Science, and Faculties 3 (Civil Engineering) and 4 (Mechanical Engineering) are involved in the research.

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