Welcome to CAPTN


The interdisciplinary CAU initiative "CAPTN" stands for the development of an integrated mobility chain by combining environmentally friendly autonomous bus and ferry services with a pilot application in Kiel. Within the framework of the joint project, a future-oriented structure of local public transport (ÖPNV) is to be established. The basis are low-emission, autonomously operated passenger ferries with direct connections to bus services. 

A total of 16 CAU working groups from the fields of technology, information technology, law, innovation research, acceptance research and philosophy, working groups from Kiel University of Applied Sciences and industrial designers from Muthesius University of the Arts have been working together with companies from the shipyard and supplier industry in Schleswig-Holstein on the technological implementation of the topic since May 2017. The state capital of Kiel and its companies are important partners of CAPTN and provide the necessary infrastructure. For the City of Kiel, the project approach means establishing an innovative urban transport infrastructure, strengthening tourism and contributing to Kiel's supra-regional appeal as the capital of Schleswig-Holstein.


Innovation-oriented network CAPTN

The state of Schleswig-Holstein has been funding CAPTN since January 2020 up to and including June 2021 as an innovation-oriented network from the funding program "Application-oriented Research, Innovations and Technology Transfer - FIT". With this friendly support, it is possible to better coordinate all stakeholders with an extended management circle and to significantly accelerate the main goals of the network, the construction of the digital test field "FÖRDEAREAL", as well as the construction of the test vehicle "WAVELAB".

Information on the FIT funding programme can be found here: https://wtsh.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/200114-FIT-Richtlinie-BD.pdf