Intelligent pedestrian assistant

IPA2X

Safer street crossing for everyone.

Why IPA2X?

Increased pedestrian safety

Lowering costs of local police presence

Increased mobility of vulnerable groups

Reduced carbon and noise emissions

Promotive of active mobility

New urban space focus

Challenge

Road traffic injuries continue to represent a significant challenge. This places further pressure on the most vulnerable mobility groups: children, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

Our solution:
Intelligent pedestrian assistant robot IPA2X

IPA2X is the result of an alliance between European living labs, research institutes, and OEMs on improving pedestrian crossings and assessing the user acceptance of robots.

IPA2X will help children, the elderly, and people with disabilities to safely cross the street.

IPA2X video

IPA2X brochure

Objective 1

Create a human-centric and user-friendly autonomous zebra pedestrian assistant.

Objective 2

Increase pedestrian safety. Especially for children, people with disabilities, and elderly.

Aims of pilots

× Distributed sensing and increase awarness through V2X
× Adoption of autonomous rovers in public space
× HMI & user acceptance

IPA2X pilot locations


Modena

30 September 2022 / School children

This pilot will take place inside the Modena Automotive Smart Area (MASA), a real urban laboratory with infrastructure and 5G/IoT capabilities.


Milano

11 October 2022 / School children

The pilot will be conducted in collaboration with the police department, teachers, school officials, mobile operator and AMAT.


AV Living Lab, Ljubljana

14 October 2022 / Elderly

The pilot will be organized by AV Living Lab, a live ecosystem and SME for the development of future human-centric mobility solutions.

IPA2X in the news

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Project partners

COORDINATOR / GERMANY

TUM - Technical University of Munich

One of Europe’s top universities, committed to excellence in research and teaching,
interdisciplinary education and active promotion of promising young scientists.

PROJECT PARTNER / ITALY

AMAT

The affiliated partner of the City of Milan, providing strategic planning and technical studies for urban mobility, environment quality and land use management.

PROJECT PARTNER / SLOVENIA

AV Living Lab

AV Living Lab is an innovative and human-centric SME and living lab ecosystem for demonstration, research, and development of new mobility.

PROJECT PARTNER / ITALY

City of Milano

Milan is the second largest Italian city. It is Italy’s leading financial centre and its most prosperous manufacturing and commercial city.

PROJECT PARTNER / ITALY

City of Modena

Modena is an Italian city known for its car industry of the famous Italian upper-class sports car makers.

PROJECT PARTNER / CZECHIA

CVUT - Czech Technical University in Prague

A public university experienced with working on many automotive and autonomous driving-related projects.

PROJECT PARTNER / ITALY

Evidence Srl

A company specialized in real-time operating systems, especially on the automotive domain, virtualization and functional safety.

PROJECT PARTNER / ITALY

Hipert Srl

A UNIMORE spin off, applying SW and HW experience on next generation computing platform to support the transition toward autonomous robotic systems in multi–domain applications.

PROJECT PARTNER / ITALY

Lifetouch Srl

An AI and UX design automotive SME, with a focus on the next generation of HMI
assisted by AI and the development of the next generation of autonomous robots.

PROJECT PARTNER / CZECHIA

ŠKODA AUTO

One of the oldest car manufacturers in the world. Its history stretches back to 1895 when V. Laurin and V. Klement set up a company. It has been part of the VOLKSWAGEN Group for almost 30 years.