Due to the overwhelming response from the previous live demonstrations of the EDAG CityBot AI prototype, we are offering two additional events on 03.03.2021.
Register now for one of the two free webinars and secure your place at the live stream. (Please note that they are held in the German language.)

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In pursuit to position India as a global design hub and to stimulate Indian industry to invest in design as a key component for increasing competitiveness, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII Design) has been pursuing multipronged strategies in promoting the value of design and leveraging its capability to accelerate economic growth, for the last 19 years. This year, the conference will take place from 11th to 19th Dec and we can proudly confirm our commitment with our colleague Johannes Barckmann as a speaker to this event about EDAG CityBot’s mobility and design concept.

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04.12.2020 – Impulses for the Smart City of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow at the "Nutzfahrzeuge 2020" on December 7 and 8

At this year’s Handelsblatt’s digital two-day annual conference on commercial vehicles, industry experts will discuss strategic solutions to trends and challenges so that the industry’s backbone emerges stronger from the crises. Our colleague Johannes Barckmann will be there with impulses for the Smart City of tomorrow and the day after tomorrow.

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26.10.2020 – EDAG TECH SUMMIT 2020 ON AIR

Insights into the further development of the AI – prototype of the EDAG CityBot.

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23.09.2020 – FutureCar Berlin: How the EDAG CityBot might become a game changer for the Smart City

For over ten years now, numerous companies have, under the direction of the Fraunhofer IAO, been jointly researching technological changes in the automotive sector in the FutureCar innovation network. During the FutureCar network meeting in Berlin, Johannes Barckmann, EDAG CityBot Concept & Product Owner, will be demonstrating how the EDAG CityBot might become a game changer for the Smart City. The core statements of his presentation:

  • No individual transport in inner cities
  • No smog, no noise, and no congestion
  • New housing and living space in the newly vacant car parks, and cycle paths instead of roadside parking
  • Needs-based configuration, resulting in numerous deployment and service options with a variety of new business models
  • 24/7/365 availability, making it profitable and efficient

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07.09.2020 – Bosch Engineering provides for orientation and endurance

Ultrasonic sensors: although hardly anyone is consciously aware of them, they are indispensable in driverless vehicles like the EDAG CityBot. The surround sensors installed in the EDAG CityBot make self-localisation and safe movement in confined spaces possible. The system supports emergency braking functions and evasive manoeuvres at low speeds by detecting the presence of very close objects and reacting faster to dynamic obstacles that suddenly appear, pedestrians for example.

The powerful and compact battery packs supply the energy for the EDAG CityBot prototype and, thanks to their quick-charging function, have it ready for use again in no time.

Statement by Bosch:
“We are delighted to be part of this future project, and provide our expertise and technologies to support the EDAG Group. Our surround sensor system helps the CityBot to get its bearings and move safely, and to avoid collisions with objects. Quick charging is possible thanks to the powerful and compact 48-volt Bosch traction battery. With these two technologies, we are making a valuable contribution to the further development of the project.”

31.08.2020 – EDAG CityBot uses Goodyear tyres

We are pleased to have acquired an innovative partner for the tyre technology of the future in Goodyear. Not only do the tyres ensure that the EDAG CityBot has good road holding properties, but also – thanks to integrated sensors and the IoT – provide a steady connection with the control software of the future EDAG CityBot ecosystem. Among other things, the sensors monitor temperature, pressure and tyre wear. This enables us to optimise tyre performance, minimise downtime and cut costs.

Statement by Goodyear:
“Together with the EDAG Group, we look to a future that will enable safe, flexible and sustainable mobility through fleets of autonomous, connected and electric vehicles. We are excited to apply our intelligent tyre technology on the EDAG CityBot, and provide relevant information to the vehicle and fleet operator to minimise downtime and maximise efficiency.”

24.08.2020 – IOTA makes numerous business models possible

Passenger or goods transport, pizza stand or road cleaner – there are almost no limits to the possible uses to which the EDAG CityBot can be put. What makes the business models possible is IOTA, a data communication and payment protocol. The services available are offered on an IOTA-enabled marketplace, and charged and paid for after execution by either machine-to-machine or machine-to-infrastructure payments.

Statement by IOTA:
With outstanding teams of forward-thinking individuals, the EDAG Group and the IOTA Foundation are jointly challenging the status quo. By utilizing IOTA’s open source, feeless and green infrastructure the EDAG CityBot is able to securely interact with millions of humans and machines. This ultimately creates a safe, automated and sustainable environment for us humans.

19.08.2020 – Elaphe gets the EDAG CityBot moving

Many of the EDAG CityBot’s applications are characterised by slow speeds and high precision. The manoeuvrability of the vehicles is made possible by compact Elaphe in-wheel electric motors. Four lightweight electric motors per wheel supply an output of up to 24 KW.

Statement by Elaphe:
“Together with the EDAG Group, Elaphe is proud to give the EDAG CityBot a new dimension with the world’s leading in-wheel propulsion, heralding a new era of innovation in the mobility industry. Thanks to its modular design, the EDAG CityBot is a perfect blend of efficiency, agility and manoeuvrability which takes full advantage of the in-wheel design freedom enabled by Elaphe wheel hub motor technology.”

18.08.2020 – EDAG CityBot goes SafetyWeek

From 1st – 3rd September, the who’s who of the vehicle safety industry will be meeting at the SafetyWeek in Würzburg. The Auto[nom]Mobil session focuses on new forms of mobility such as autonomous driving in urban areas. In this context, Johannes Barckmann, EDAG CityBot Concept & Product Owner, will, in his presentation “EDAG CityBot – a holistic mobility concept for the Smart City of the future”, be showing how mobility in the Smart City can be raised to a new level through safe autonomous driving. Furthermore, visitors to the symposium can experience the EDAG CityBot live at our stand, where they can discuss active and passive safety with our experts.

More information on our presence at the SafetyWeek.


The jury’s decision was:

EDAG is a well-known pioneer and innovation driver in the mobility sector. The CityBot concept is more than just a testimony to the company’s three areas of competence on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. In an extremely intelligent way, it also demonstrates the potential that can be found in a holistic view of mobility, and shows new opportunities for urban development. The images of possible business cases that were briefly outlined reflect only a small section of the numerous possible applications of the CityBot, and open up an almost endless field of opportunities for sustainable and holistic mobility. With this project, EDAG once again lives up to its reputation as a visionary of future mobility.

Source: Design Council / Automotive Brand Contest

20.10.2019 – DESIGN "OSKAR" FOR EDAG

The CityBot wins the German Design Award 2020 in Gold in the category “Excellent Product Design”. The high-class jury honored the iconic design of the EDAG CityBot, which visibly reflects a radical new approach to an efficient and sustainable mobility.

Thanks to its multi-functionality, the CityBot concept is a milestone on the way to holistic mobility in metropolitan areas and future-oriented urban planning.

The EDAG Designers Ricardo Hagemann (left) and Tom Hasenauer (right) accepted the prize in Frankfurt. Georg Ruhrmann accompanied his two colleagues to the awards ceremony.

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Johannes Barckmann
EDAG CityBot Concept & Product Owner
EDAG CityBot Insights
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