By establishing the Aldenhoven Testing Center ATC around ten years ago, RWTH Aachen University and the District of Düren have put the site of the former Emil Mayrisch coal mine to a new use. Where once miners used to extract coal, automated and networked vehicles are now being developed and tested.

Now the District of Düren and RWTH are taking the next step: By expanding the ATC into the “Future Mobility Park,” they are developing, together with the surrounding communities and other partners in the region, a tailored environment for companies and organizations in the mobility sector. On Friday, 14 February 2020, the advisory and supervisory boards of the newly established association held their constituent meetings.

For District Administrator Wolfgang Spelthahn, who chairs the supervisory and advisory board of the association, the Future Mobility Park is one of the most important projects in the Düren district: “By setting up this park, we are continuing to put the region at the forefront of mobility research. In this way we are creating opportunities for many new jobs, which we urgently need in view of the structural change in this former mining region.

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Source: “District of Düren and RWTH Aachen University Establish Future Mobility Park”, RWTH Aachen University