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Gray human figure, to their right and left side machines on which one can transport objects.

The future availability of a personalized point-to-point service by self-driving cars is expected to change mobility behavior. However, the increasing automation in motorized individual traffic also carries the risk that many of today’s existing forms of sustainable transport, such as public transport, walking or cycling could be pushed back. The aim of TransportBuddy is to develop an autonomous vehicle that allows for transporting small goods or freight (e.g. purchases), thereby supporting footpaths and improving accessibility. The TransportBuddy shares the space with pedestrians and autonomously navigates its user to a certain destination. This personal assistant is applicable in public spaces and major infrastructures such as sidewalks, public spaces, shopping areas, railway stations, airports or shopping centers.