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INVENT (Intelligent traffic and user-friendly technology) is a research initiative with the goal of making future traffic safer and more efficient. To this end, the partners are cooperating in the development of novel driver assistance systems, knowledge and information technologies, and solutions for efficient traffic management.


The four-year research initiative will continue until 2005 and is supported by grants from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The 24 research partners of the initiative include Audi, BMW, Bosch, DaimlerChrysler Research and Technology, the German Aerospace Center (DLR), Ericsson, the Aachen Vehicle Research Institute (fka), Ford Research Center Aachen, Hella, Hermes Parcel Service, IBM, the Magdeburg Institute for Automation and Communication (ifak), MAN Commercial Vehicles, Navigation Technologies, Opel, PTV, Siemens AG, Siemens Restraint Systems, Siemens VDO, TransVer Traffic Consultancy of Munich, the German Standards Group (TÜV), the University of Cologne, the law firm Vogt & Partners, and Volkswagen. Numerous university institutes as well as small to medium-sized companies are also contributing to the projects as subcontractors. Continuity of research in traffic, transport and traffic safety also aims to strengthen the competitiveness of German industry.

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