The Swiss Transit Lab in the canton of Schaffhausen is an initiative of private companies, the Schaffhausen public transport operator and the regional and location development agency of the canton of Schaffhausen.
Swiss Transit Lab is a platform for research and development of smart mobility solutions under real-life conditions.
The Swiss Transit Lab invites interested parties from business, science and society to join forces in shaping solutions for the mobility of the future.
How will we move from A to B in the future? Which vehicles will transport us? Which drive technologies will take us forward? The mobility of the future raises numerous questions. Current studies show that traffic congestion in cities around the globe is increasing every year and will continue to do so.
Today's traffic systems are reaching their limits. This has consequences for people and the environment: even more congestion, increased demand for parking spaces and environmental pollution are just some of the disadvantages that result. On top of this, passengers' needs and demands on service quality are increasing.
These challenges must be addressed today to shape the mobility of tomorrow.
The Swiss Transit Lab is the hub for mobility of the future. Geographically well located between the leading automotive cluster in Southern Germany and the university center of Zurich.
It builds on unique infrastructure in a real-world environment, such as an automated bus line, which is available as a research platform for related technologies and products.
The Swiss Transit Lab is a joint project of Verkehrsbetriebe Schaffhausen VBSH, private companies from the fields of mobility, information technologies, smart city and the regional and location development of the canton of Schaffhausen.
The Swiss Transit Lab is based in the canton of Schaffhausen. The office is located at Freien Platz 10, directly at the Rhine harbor in Schaffhausen. Our area of action essentially covers the whole of Switzerland, so that regional and supraregional partners can benefit from the initiative.
In search of exciting projects and partners
Do you have an exciting project idea that fits the topic of mobility of the future? Or do you want to support us in the future with your expertise and/or financial strength?
On May 15th 2023, the STL welcomed a high-ranking delegation led by Minister of Transport Winfried Hermann from Baden-Württemberg. They tested the self-driving bus line and talked about the significance of the development project for the mobility of the future.
What our self-driving bus is still missing is a cool name. By the end of May 2023, we had received over 65 suggestions, which we are now evaluating.
On April 28th 2023, the "STL Line 13" was opened at the Stahlgiesserei in Schaffhausen. From now on, the self-driving bus runs three times an hour between Schaffhausen station and the Stahlgiesserei from Monday to Saturday. The service is available free of charge to all interested parties.