Name der Veranstaltung: Collaborative and Social Mobility Services
Kurzbeschreibung: Bachelor or Master Thesis (Computer Science, Information Systems or related study programs).
The goal of this work is to identify digital mobility services which don’t take collaborative and social information in account yet but could be extended and thus improved by such information.


During the last years, new digital mobility services like Uber or various carsharing offers entered the market and started to replace classical mobility services. These new services benefit from the fact that humans, vehicles and the infrastructure become more and more connected which, for example, allows users to track and book available vehicles nearby. Furthermore, connected mobility services offer road users access to additional, relevant information like available parking spots, real-time traffic information or multi-modal route planning. These services promise higher efficiency, reduced time and costs of travel and lower emissions.

Some of these services already implement a collaborative or social approach to collect and analyze from data from other relevant road users. For example, car drivers can notify others nearby when they vacate their parking spot in order to facilitate their search for a free spot. Other existing approaches are platforms for sharing traffic reports and danger alarms like Waze (https://www.waze.com) or carpooling applications.

The goal of this work is to identify digital mobility services which don’t take collaborative and social information in account yet but could be extended and thus improved by such information. In order to reach this target, an overview of existing mobility services and current research is necessary. Based on this survey, the student should evaluate which services could benefit from a social and collaborative approach and deliver a concrete concept of how one or more of these services can be extended by collaborative and social information.

This thesis will be advised by Wolfgang Wörndl and Daniel Herzog. If you are interested in this topic, please send your application (brief CV, transcript of records and a short motivation statement) to Daniel Herzog (herzogd[AT]in.tum.de). Requirements are a strong academic record and interest in connected mobility services.

Diese Arbeit kann in deutscher oder englischer Sprache durchgeführt und geschrieben werden!