PSI Logistics develops IT Basics for Research Project "LandLeuchten"

Kick-off meeting of the funding project LandLeuchten. Source: HCIC, RWTH Aachen University

Kick-off meeting of the funding project LandLeuchten. Source: HCIC, RWTH Aachen University

PSItms with AI-based functions for route-optimized and autonomous driving

Berlin, 20 February 2020 –As part of the "LandLeuchten" research project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, PSI Logistics GmbH develops the necessary IT basics. For transport control, the transport management system PSItms is being expanded to include AI-based functions for route-optimized and autonomous driving.

The central solution component of the research project includes the conception and implementation of regional delivery and personal or transport services with autonomous means of transport and coordinating information service (central logistics).

In terms of hardware, a further development of the e.GO Mover from eGo Mobile AG is used. The complete transport control such as planning, implementation and billing is based on the transport management system PSItms from the PSI Logistics Suite. In this research project, PSItms is expanded to include basic services for process control in electro-mobile and autonomous driving.

In addition to the development of a software backend for the flexible integration of new services and a cloud server for project-related mobility apps, the focus is on creating a framework. This is used to merge data, analyze it using methods and procedures of artificial intelligence (AI) and optimize it continuously.

“The prototype organizes transport vehicles optimally for routes. This experience is very valuable for practical autonomous vehicle mobility under logistic requirements with such complexity,” summarizes Dr. Giovanni Prestifilippo, managing director of PSI Logistics.

Further project partners are, next to PSI Logistics, eGo Mobile AG and eGo Digital GmbH, the Innoloft GmbH, RWTH Aachen University and the Birkenfeld Environment Campus.

Based on its own software products, PSI Group develops and integrates complete solutions for optimizing the flow of energy and materials for utilities (energy networks, energy trading, public transport) and industry (mining, metals production, automotive, mechanical engineering, logistics). PSI was founded in 1969 and employs almost 2,000 persons worldwide.