Intelligent Systems




  • Funded by: Federal Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure

  • Partner: Distributed Systems (Olaf Landsiedel), Reliable Systems (Dirk Nowotka) at Kiel University, Raytheon Anschütz GmbH (RAn)
    ADDIX Internet Services GmbH, Wissenschaftszentrum Kiel GmbH, Forschungs- und Entwicklungszentrum Fachhochschule Kiel GmbH

  • Period: March 2021 - March 2023

  • Responsible: Sven Tomforde, Ghassan al Falouji


The initiative of Kiel University “Clean Autonomous Public Transport Network (CAPTN)” has been combining various transdisciplinary activities under one maxim since 2018 (initially under the name “CAPTin Kiel): The establishment of an integrated inner-city mobility chain of autonomous clean modes of transport on water and on land with water-land interfaces for local public transport with water-land interfaces for public transport.

Networked, inter- and multimodal mobility means no longer thinking, organising and offering mobility in different means of transport, but along mobility chains. The concept of the integrated mobility chain is based on the idea of linking public transport on an equal footing and making them accessible to the end consumer.

Many of the activises in Kiel have been around for much longer and are documented in numerous publications and successful projects. The CAPTN initiative consciously combines technical, economic, social, design and socio-political issues in order to develop and offer innovative, marketable, system-compatible and sustainable products and services worldwide.