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May 2013

Timo Glock test drives latest cooperative systems


The iMobility Challenge, with the help of racing driver Timo Glock, showcased on 22 May 2013 the benefits of the latest cooperative systems for intelligent mobility at this year’s International Transport Forum in Leipzig.

Leading transport Ministers and other high level delegates attending the Forum were on hand to participate in the demonstrations, including the Secretary-General of the International Transport Forum, José Viegas; the German Minister of Transport, Peter Ramsauer; the Norwegian Minister of Transport, Marit Arnstad; and the Swedish Minister for Infrastructure, Catharina Elmsäter-Svärd. 

Cooperative systems enable cars to communicate directly with the traffic infrastructure in place, allowing for more efficient journeys (in particular in urban areas), saving both fuel and energy. 

With the support of BMW Group, the following cooperative and intelligent mobility solutions were demonstrated:

  • Intermodal Routing (provides flexible journey options by combining individual guidance with real time traffic information about traffic jams or available public transport options);
  • Traffic Light Assistant (optimises speed and fuel consumption through in-vehicle information about traffic light phases);
  • Strategic Routing (makes navigation easier, more efficient and more adaptive through the integration of traffic management information in urban areas - for example, providing information on temporary closures or major events in the city).

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