From March 5-7, the three-day Mobility Move (the former ElekBu), sponsored by VDV, the German association of public transport companies, and dedicated to electric mobility, will be held in Berlin. With a focus on autonomous driving.

Here, on driverless technology – as well as zero-emission electric mobility – MAN is an active player. And it will be among the main players at the appointment in the capital with its 12-meter Lion’s City E from the BeIntelli automation project.

«Our e-bus, which we will exhibit at Mobility Move, fits perfectly with the event. In fact we are presenting two strategic areas of the future in one: electromobility and automation. The MAN Lion’s City E will soon be driving in an automated way in downtown Berlin as part of BeIntelli. The pilot project will therefore certainly offer many topics to talk about and discuss during the event», says Darko Simeunovic, Head of Bus Sales at MAN Truck & Bus Germany.

MAN and BeIntelli

MAN is implementing the “BeIntelli” project together with a number of partners with the goal of enabling the experience of an intelligent traffic system with automated vehicles. The MAN Lion’s City 12 E is equipped with an automated guidance system (ADS) from ZEKI with about 50 sensors (cameras, ultrasound, radar, 3D lidar) monitoring traffic and the traffic area. The urban test area, where the automated bus will operate with a safety driver on board starting in the spring, extends from Brandenburger Tor to Ernst-Reuter-Platz, Gedächtniskirche and Adenauerplatz.

“Whether automated driving, emission-free drives or digitalization – the technological change in the transport and logistics industry has clearly picked up speed. We have strategically set the course to continue driving this change. In this way and with pioneering solutions, we are heading resolutely towards the future,” explains Heinz Kiess, Head of Product Marketing Bus at MAN Truck & Bus.


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