Prof. Manfred Tscheligi
The Austrian Institute of Technology (AIT) is a research institute with more than 1,000 employees and more than 50 years of experience in laboratory development, research and accredited testing. Two AIT units are participating in OPTIMUM: the Technology Experience Business Unit within the Innovation Systems Department; and the Mobility Department. The Technology Experience Business Unit investigates enhanced forms of contextual user experience, interaction and acceptance of future technological innovations. The Mobility Department focuses on the development of safe, efficient and green mobility solutions, as well as flow optimisation for all transport modes.
In leading the Austrian pilot study, the AIT Technology Experience Business Unit is engaged in the design and development of persuasive approaches to support sustainable mobility, and is strongly involved in the methodological planning and preparation of all pilots. The AIT Mobility Department is leading the work related to proactive decision making for intelligent transport systems and system-aware optimisation strategies for multimodal routing.