Aspens participates in the funded Project NeMo.bil, bringing expertise in hydrogen fuel cell systems for New Mobility.

Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action supports the NeMo.bil project

A significant milestone has been achieved by the project consortium around NeMo.bil: The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action is funding the NeMo.bil project with a total amount of 30 million euros. The project aims to create an innovative, swarm-capable mobility system that serves as a flagship for Germany, enabling a new form of sustainable and demand-oriented passenger and freight transport in rural areas. The funding period extends until June 2026.

Unlike conventional solutions, New Mobility adopts a systemic approach. Automated smaller vehicles (Cabs) that serve the first and last miles join together on longer routes to form a convoy led by a larger automated vehicle (Pro). The Cabs will weigh a maximum of 450 kilograms plus battery and provide space for up to four people. The Pros serve as mobile charging stations, enabling higher ranges and speeds in the convoy. By combining the two types of vehicles, the overall system achieves previously unattainable energy efficiency.

The goal of Project NeMo.bil is to implement an innovative mobility approach that brings about significant improvements in user acceptance, costs, resource use, and emissions. Key components include compact, electrified, and very lightweight vehicles that provide on-demand transportation services. The existing public transport system is expanded and enhanced by NeMo.bil vehicles, increasing its attractiveness. The system enables individual public mobility that is as convenient as using one’s own car.

The project consortium consists of 20 partners from industry and academia. Start-ups, medium-sized businesses, and large enterprises from various sectors collaborate with scientific institutions on the ambitious goals. The success of the implementation is linked to two core innovations: the development of a user-centered, open control and operating platform, and the adaptation of automated vehicles to the system requirements. This can strengthen the innovation and future viability of the German industry, with particular consideration for small and medium-sized enterprises.

The following 20 partners form the consortium for the implementation of Project NeMo.bil: Aspens GmbH, Avanco Composites GmbH, Brummelte und Lienen Werkzeugbau GmbH, CADFEM Germany GmbH, CP Tech GmbH, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. (DLR), dSpace GmbH, FIWARE Foundation e.V., Holon GmbH, INYO Mobility GmbH, LIA GmbH, Neue Mobilität Paderborn e.V., PHOENIX CONTACT E-Mobility GmbH, Poppe + Potthoff GmbH, Reisewitz GmbH & Co. KG, Technische Hochschule Augsburg, Technische Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Universität Paderborn, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin und die Technische Universität Dortmund.

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