Research & Development

New applications of 3D city models in research and development.

Current R&D projects


Planning of intermodal mobility services based on 3D city models

In the two-year project, a virtual test field within the digital twin of Grafing will be created and used to make intermodal transport services plannable.

The goal is to embed new and innovative mobility services, such as autonomous electric shuttles, into existing mobility structures.

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SDDI – Model regions in Bavaria

Establishing an open regional data infrastructure    

This project is set up to build and implement an open, regional data infrastructure and 3D map application.

To that end, a scalable “construction kit,” built in an open-source software environment, is needed to address data and services usage.

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Digital Urban European Twins

The DUET project investigates how decision-making in the public sectors can be designed more effectively and democratically through the use of digital twins.

3D city models are used in this project to probe and explore political effects on cities and regions.

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Building physics design of urban surfaces for sustainable quality of life and environment in cities

Urban surfaces of settlements, buildings and of green and circulation areas have specific effects on building physics. The BUOLUS project uses an integrated approach to evaluate and develop the potential of these effects.

The focus is on examining urban surfaces in relation to affecting climate and hygro-thermal characteristics, air quality as well as lighting and noise control.

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City model platform for efficient flood protection

The goal of this project is to build a 3D city modelling platform for planning, managing, and communicating efficient and sustainable communal flood protection measures.

The SHOWERS project is a close collaboration with the municipality Aßling in the district of Ebersberg.

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Completed R&D projects

Urban Security 3D

Assessment of public spaces with semantic 3D city models

Quality of urban life and economic development both depend on the accessibility and security of public spaces. This project serves as an interdisciplinary

investigation into how fear-inducing areas in public spaces could be evaluated and improved with the help of semantic models.

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Organized Pedestrian Movement in Public Spaces

The digital decision-making aids developed in this project are designed to ensure that large events in public space,

such as demonstrations, rallies, or parades, are made safer.

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Simulation-based risk analysis for use of ordinance clearance teams

The SIRIUS project has resulted in a software that allows city officials to run risk analyses for urban spaces in potential very dangerous cases of clearing air-dropped ordinance.

The software enables a physics-based simulation of the complex propagation of shock waves and shrapnel within 3D city models.

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Functional reliability and traffic safety for automated and connected driving

By implementing and developing a virtual test site the project tries to promote the investigation of autonomous and networked driving. In addition to the mere presentation of data,

implications on societal questions pertaining to these technologies’ role in urban spaces are explored.

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3D Acoustics  

Acoustics simulation in urban spaces

With its focus to protect the public from harmful noise pollution, the 3D Acoustics project has led to a fast new method for calculating how noise spreads.

Using physics-based models, this method simulates the 3D propagation of noise in an urban context.

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