On 1st September, the German Federal Ministry of Education approved a new collaborative project between DIPF EduTec and Cologne Game Lab named "Model for Hybrid Teaching (HyTea)". The project's total funding is Eur 750,000 and will be financing two PhD candidates at the DIPF and one a the Cologne Game Lab. The project's Principal Investigators are Dr Daniele Di Mitri from the DIPF side and Prof. Dr. Roland Klemke of the Cologne Game Lab (TH Köln).
Since November 2019, in my postdoc at CAROU of the Open University of the Netherlands, I have been working on a SafeCity project called MOBIUS - modelling smart and safe MOBIlity for Urban Sustainability.
With the help of Khaleel and Kevin, we are creating an app for remote tracking. By collecting smartphone sensors such as accelerometers, gyroscopes and GPS coordinates, the MOBIUS can accurately classify the means of transportation used by the citizens of a city.
The MOBIUS app is an example of a smart-mobility application, which, by collecting crowdsourcing data, could provide more insights into how people move around an urban area. The app will hopefully be trialled in Heerlen in The Netherlands.