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LogiIKTram at UITP Global Public Transport Summit 2023

From June 4 to 7, the UITP Summit will take place in Barcelona. As part of the Karlsruhe Mobility Lab of the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion, the possibilities of LogIKTram for the optimized utilization of existing transport infrastructure for the logistics sector will be presented at booth 6D248. The exhibited demonstrator will show how a possible combination of passenger and freight transport can look like.

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LogIKTram at the VDV CityCargoTram congress

Growing online trade, intensified by the pandemic, not only affects delivery traffic, but also puts a strain on road infrastructure and residents alike. Many cities and municipalities are now considering alternative options for local logistics. The congress VDV CityCargoTram in Leipzig on May 23 and 24 will deal intensively with all relevant topics of inner-city freight and parcel transport by streetcars.

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Inspiration for the Traffic of Tomorrow

Precisely timed, nearly frictionless and fast. These are the associations one makes with Japanese rail transport, which is regarded worldwide as extremely efficient. In order to be prepared for the future, a delegation from the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism visited Karlsruhe on January 24. The focus was on an exchange about the joint project LogIKTram as a solution for the last mile.

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The German Center for Future Mobility: Transport research strengthened in Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe is one of the locations of the German Center for Future Mobility (DZM). During an on-site appointment in Karlsruhe, the LogIKTram project and the Nüwiel eTrailer used in the project were also presented.

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Visit of the Parliamentary State Secretary of the BMDV

On February 21, Oliver Luksic visited the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). He learned about various topics related to mobility, including the LogIKTram research project.

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LogIKTram at the VDV CityCargoTram Congress

The 1st VDV CityCargo Tram Congress will be held in Leipzig from May 17 to 18, 2022. The program on the topic of "Realization Concepts" also includes urban and regional logistics as well as the overall initiative regioKArgo.

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"Climate-friendly ‘Last Mile’ Freight Transport Using the LogIKTram Example" lecture at BVMW event

With the motto "BVMW macht mobil - Klimafreundlicher Güterverkehr und Herausforderungen der Logistikbranche" (BVMW makes mobile - climate-friendly freight transport and challenges of the logistics industry), Prof. Dr. Ingo Dittrich from Offenburg University of Applied Sciences contributed to the program with a presentation on LogIKTram.

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Call for participation in survey on goods delivery processes

KIT researchers investigate the status quo of freight transport in the context of LogIKTram and ask for your support

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innocam.THEMENFORUM at startport Duisburg on September 15, 2022

At the first innocam.THEMENFORUM held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on September 15, 2022, experts will present innovative projects and research approaches in the field of logistics in the context of automated and networked mobility and present concrete applications. From automated freight handling and autonomously driving trucks to automated micro logistics in the city, the speakers will bring perspectives on the different modes of water, rail, and road transport. Insights into the LogIKTram logistics project will be provided by Dr. Michael Frey, Deputy Director of the Institute for Vehicle Systems Engineering (FAST), KIT Automotive Engineering Department.

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Rail Day on September 16 & 17, 2022

Once started as the Karlsruhe model, the rail network for light rail and trams is now a playing field for interesting and innovative ideas. On Rail Day, the AVG, the VBK and the KVV offer insights into the past and future of the urban rail network. Visitors will have the opportunity to gain insights into LogIKTram and regioKArgo during a lecture by Dr. Michael Frey, deputy director of the Institute for Vehicle Systems Technology (FAST), Automotive Engineering Department at KIT, and learn how the rail network can be used beyond passenger transport.

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