17 Mar motionEXPO 2023 – Presentation TORUS
This year’s motionEXPO automotive trade fair was staged with a slightly modified concept and attracted around 15,000 visitors to the Grazer Messe over three days.
ALP.Lab was one of the exhibitors – this year with two booths:
In Hall C we presented the mobile hardware-in-the-loop platform SPiDER. Thanks to three driving modes (remote controlled, pre-programmed and fully autonomous), individually rotating wheels and a battery-electric drive, this road legal vehicle can imitate any other vehicle. The advantage of this is that technological developments can be put through their paces in real operation at a very early prototype stage without having to install them in a “real” car.
Our second exhibit was too big for Hall C: Together with the Austrian manufacturer eVersum, we presented for the first our new project TORUS with a pre-series model of the city bus that is currently coming off the production line for the first time. As part of the TORUS research project, the consortium around ALP.Lab has also ordered such a series model. It will be expanded by project partner VIRTUAL VEHICLE to include automated driving functions and will be available to ALP.Lab from 2024 as a test vehicle for research and development projects. The open interfaces are a special feature throughout Austria: The installed technologies can be expanded at any time with additional components to be tested.
The spectacular (battery-electric) eVersum bus aroused great interest and generated extensive feedback. It ranged from cool and sustainable to futuristic and promising.
If you want to be kept up to date about our TORUS project – and thus about the conversion and operation of the largest autonomous bus in Austria – just send us an email to email@example.com.