PLIMOS – Planing of intermodal mobility services based on 3D city models

Project Description

The project creates a technical service for municipalities with which the use of highly automated electric shuttle buses in intermodal public transport can be planned, simulated and optimized on the basis of a three-dimensional, digital city model. On the one hand, the simulation should include a recording of the current traffic situation in order to be able to design possible future scenarios through the integration of (partially) autonomous e-shuttles and to be able to uncover traffic unbundling possibilities. On the other hand, infrastructural and socio-economic requirements for the operation of e-shuttles can be planned in the city model, such as B. Charging concepts and needs-based routing and stops. The simulation of highly automated electric shuttle buses in the virtual city model is also of interest for manufacturers of e-shuttles or for vehicle development and design in general. The research results are to be tested and validated with real test drives of a highly automated shuttle bus in the city of Grafing. The concept is to be transferred to other municipalities at a later date.

Tasks of the Chair

  • Traffic data detection, traffic modeling, traffic simulation.
  • Integration of the e-shuttle in the overall public transport system to implement intermodal transport.
  • Inclusion of the new CityGML 3.0 standard for improved coupling of traffic simulation and semantic 3D city models, including an interface to OpenDRIVE.
Keywords Automated Driving, Testbed, Simulation Framework for Automated Shuttles
Funding Freistaat Bayern

TUM Lehrstuhl für Geoinformatik

virtualcitySYSTEMS GmbH


3D Mapping Solutions GmbH

DB Regio Bus

Duration March 2020 – February 2023
Contact Martin Margreiter