Hessen Mobil is the group coordinator and directs the ELISA project. As the responsible road and infrastructure operator, they are also responsible for safely operating the road infrastructure of the eHighway system. For that reason, the central ELISA office has been integrated into the Hessen Central Traffic Office (German: VZH). The VZH is one of the most modern traffic control centers in Europe. It is manned around the clock and ideally suited to be the ELISA control center due to its location within the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) in Frankfurt and therefore in close vicinity to the test track. Through the control center, Hessen Mobil is given the task to monitor the operation and is capable to shut down and ground the system at any given time, should fire and rescue services or other authorized parties require so.
Under the direction of Dr. Achim Reußwig, the ELISA team at Hessen Mobil is also in charge of evaluating the test operation from the perspective of the road and infrastructure operator as well as of researching the system expansion.
With the ELISA project, Hessen Mobil once again emphasizes its role as a pioneer in intelligent traffic management and draws on its enormous wealth of experience in realizing national and European research and implementation projects.
Hessen Mobil has been developing and testing ideas and solutions for the mobility of the future in the Rhein-Main area, one of the principal traffic hubs in Germany, for many years.
The state of Hessen lives to a sizeable extend on mobility and logistics and therefore needs a traffic system that is able to accommodate the growing demand of its citizens and companies in terms of mobility in a ecologically and economically sustainable way. In this context, the ecological consequences of traffic are at the center of all potential strategies. By means of the eHighway, a technology enters the autobahn that makes carbon-neutral freight traffic come alive today.