Economics Minister Altmaier announced today that the Hub Chain project has been awarded the Regulatory Sandboxes Innovation Prize of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. The prize recognizes projects which test new technologies, products and business models and so pave the way for new standards and legal regulations. Stephan Rolfes, Head of Mobility of the Stadtwerke Osnabrück is excited: “We are incredibly proud!”
Since November 2019, Stadtwerke Osnabrück has been operating the autonomous EasyMile minibus “Hubi” around the Osnabrück Science Park. The Hub Chain project team gains valuable insights from the test operation to enable public transportation companies to integrate an automated on-demand service in their daily operations. As in Kelheim and elsewhere, in the Hub Chain project Dornier Consulting assists the municipal utilities not only to put a future potentially driverless shuttle on the streets, but also to tailor this offer to the needs of the users.