The project is now entering the lighthouse phase and will be funded by the MWK with a total of 3.54 million euros over a period of two years. During this period, the University of Stuttgart will set out to implement its ambitious mobility-related climate goals. At a kick-off event in the research factory ARENA2036 on 29 June 2020 on the Vaihingen campus, Science Minister Theresia Bauer handed over the notice of funding to Rector Prof. Wolfram Ressel.
In the MobiLab concept, the parking space management specified by the state acts as an important incentive component to change mobility behaviour. With innovative modules such as the automated Campus Shuttle, self-developed autonomous scooters, an automatic bicycle parking garage and a research road, the research strengths of the university are simultaneously made visible and accessible to people. The evaluators of the ideas competition had particularly praised the catalytic function of the mobility concept. "The Stuttgart concept shows that a university campus can be the ideal real laboratory in which new ideas can be developed, tested and implemented," said Bauer.