In order to find answers to the urban challenges of a digital future, the city of Aachen opened, together with the Chair of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering (IMA), cowork AG and dialego AG, the OecherLab in the Kapuziner Karree at the Alter Posthof. Under the slogan "Come in, experience and #join in!", Aachen residents, innovation drivers, business, city administration and politics will have a central meeting place for science and urban society. The OecherLab invites all citizens to get to know innovative concepts and prototypes in the field of digitalization and to collaborate on innovative solutions.
In this context, the UrbANT project will be presented in form of a virtual reality application. Here, the users will get a first impression of the use of the UrbANT vehicle on the last mile delivery in urban areas. The virtual reality will convey both the technical aspects and the symbiosis of the vehicles with people. Subsequently, the feedback of the users regarding the perception of the vehicle in the cityscape will be collected and integrated into the development process.