Personal Urban Mobility Access (PUMA)

The departments DiK and PTW of TU Darmstadt offer an ADP within the scope of an international student project supported by the PACE organisation.

Location: DiK
Semester: WiSe 2017/18 + SoSe 2018
Start: Wednesday, 6th September 2017
End: Wednesday, 5th September 2018
Duration: two semesters
CPs: 12
Participants: 4
Course language: English/German

The project will be conducted as a team project with students from different globally dispersed universities. Eight teams from 40 universities partake overall. The students of TU Darmstadt team up with students of Tongji university, Politecnico di Torino, RWTH Aachen, Hunan University and University of Cincinnati.


As more cities grow to become mega cities, the number of transport vehicles increases as well leading to dense traffic, increasing pollution and a lack for parking space.

In this project students of different backgrounds, culture and time zones will develop a portable transport solution. They will analyse market needs in regard to geographical and demographical factors of a selected mega city and design, develop and manufacture a solution. They will accomplish this task using tools for distributed collaboration, design tools and manufacturing tools. The powertrain for this sustainable, safe and affordable solution shall be electric.