U-Shift I (Mock-Up)

(Last change:January 2021)


The central goal of the ‘U-Shift I – Mock-Up’ project is to demonstrate the highly innovative concept of ‘on-the-road’ vehicle modularisation in a 1:1 mock-up, thus making it more tangible for all parties involved. Starting from the automotive state of Baden-Württemberg, the aim is to create a platform for new products and business models that goes beyond evolutionary approaches, thereby supporting the transformation of the state's economy.

Goals in detail:

•    First stage of implementation of the ModECaP feasibility study
•    Proof of feasibility of the overall vehicle concept and its mechanical structure
•    Provision of a platform for entry into a comprehensive discussion of possible business models and applications
•    Demonstration of the pick-up and set-down technology for the person capsule
•    Demonstration of barrier-free access to the passenger capsule for people with reduced mobility


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Ministry of Economics, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg


10/2019 – 12/2020

Project management

Marco Münster
Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt
Institut für Fahrzeugkonzepte

Project partners

•    German Aerospace Centre, Institute of Vehicle Concepts (project management)
•    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Information Processing Technology (ITIV)
•    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute of Automotive Systems Engineering (FAST)
•    University of Ulm, Institute for Measurement, Control and Microtechnology (MRM)