Future Mobility Award 2021 presented
The start-up cogniBIT from Munich is the winner of the Future Mobility Award 2021. The winner was announced at a ceremony during the 4th Regional Conference Mobilitätswende on 7 July 2021.
This is the second time that sustainable mobility solutions have been honored with this award. The jury of the Future Mobility Award also recognized the start-up Routago with a unique sponsorship award for their contribution to tackling a mobility-relevant social challenge. Dr. Frank Mentrup, Lord Mayor of the City of Karlsruhe, and Steffen Bilger, MdB, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, presented the trophy and a check for 5,000 euros at the virtual regional conference Mobility Turnaround.
cogniBIT ("Cognition and behavior in traffic") awarded
cogniBIT enables manufacturers of autonomous vehicles to test the safe interaction of their vehicles with human road users efficiently and safely in simulation. To this end, the young tech startup develops algorithms that realistically simulate the behavior of people in traffic (e.g., drivers, cyclists or pedestrians). The simulation models of cogniBIT are based on neuroscientific and sensorimotor research results as well as artificial intelligence methods. In particular, the focus is on the characteristic properties and limitations of human behavior, such as a limited field of vision, variable attention and reaction times. This allows critical traffic situations, such as accidents or near-accidents, which are particularly important for the development of safe autonomous vehicles, to be simulated and analyzed under realistic conditions.