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Research Group Cognitive and Engineering Psychology
Research Group Cognitive and Engineering Psychology

WIR!-Startprojekt - Smarte Mobilitätsketten im ländlichen Raum

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Project partners

  • Professur Unternehmensrechnung und Controlling (URC) an der TU Chemnitz
  • Professur Verteilte und selbstorganisierende Rechnersysteme (VSR) an der TU Chemnitz
  • Professur Öffentliches Recht und öffentliches Wirtschaftsrecht (ÖWR) an der TU Chemnitz
  • Regionalverkehr Erzgebirge (RVE)
  • DB Regio Verkehrsnetz / Erzgebirgsbahn (EGB)
  • Landkreis Erzgebirge (ERZ)
  • Stadt Annaberg-Buchholz (ANA)
  • Fraunhofer IWU (IWU)
  • Fraunhofer ENAS (ENAS)
  • SachsenMedia eG (SM)


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Förderkennzeichen: 03WIR1204




Imagine you are planning a trip to the Saxon Erzgebirge. Maybe you would like to visit Annaberg or Marienberg. Would you drive by car or rather take the train? Imagine you have to commute between your home and your workplace in the Saxon Erzgebirge. Would you take the bus or decide to drive by car? No matter how you would answer these questions, their might be different reasons behind your decisions. Maybe, you do not own a car. Maybe, you have the intention to protect our environment as much as possible. Maybe, you would like to relax while taking the train. Maybe, there is no suitable connection for you to take. Maybe, the bus and train connections do not provide enough flexibility. Maybe, you do not have the time to check all the schedules, prizes and ticket opportunities. The project „Smarte Mobilitätsketten im ländlichen Raum“ deals with question why people use or do not use public transportation to travel through the Saxon Erzgebirge. Solutions will be developed to remove possible barriers and, hence, strengthen the local public transport system. The aim of the project is to develop a smart, multimodal, sustainable and well-connected mobility concept for the area Chemnitz-Erzgebirge by using and expanding existing infrastructures. The project is part of the Smart Rail Connectivity Campus (SRCC) and is planned to enable the implementation of further projects.

The research group Cognitive and Engineering Psychology deals with the requirements, demands and actual usage of new and innovative mobility concepts in rural areas in general, but also in the specific use case Chemnitz-Erzgebirge. The research especially aims at discovering and discussing usage barriers, identifying specific user needs and deriving feasible solutions to overcome the usage barriers.

Contact: Dr. Nadine Rauh
Staff: M. Sc. Psych. Sebastian Mach
Website: More information regarding the Smart Rail Connectivity Campus (SRCC) can be found via https://www.smart-rail.cc/