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Routago “high-level” in every respect

On December, 5th we had the opportunity to present our mobility platform Routago as part of the Autumn Forum 2019, hosted by the Business Angels Region Stuttgart e.V.

In the welcome speech, the organizers already spoke of a “high-level pitch event”, which took place at 145m in the event lounge in the Stuttgart TV tower. However, “high-level” did not only refer to the situation, but also to the public, consisting of over 30 top investors from the Stuttgart region.

We were accompanied by Hr. Jaworek (KIT), who as a blind was strongly involved in the Routago research project and was able to describe the importance of our solution for the blind and visually impaired as a directly affected person very impressively. The interest in the technology platform and the diverse market opportunities was enormous and especially the structured market entry with a solution for the blind and visually impaired was highly praised. Follow-up talks have already been agreed here and we are extremely excited about the next steps.

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From research to product

On 4.12.2019 we had the opportunity to present Routago in front of a large audience at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Berlin.

The Routago mobility platform was created from the results of the research project Terrain, which was partially funded by the BMBF and also awarded first place in the “Galileo Masters Baden-Württemberg”.

For several years now, the Federal Government has placed much greater importance on the fact that the results find their way into products and thus marketing them in funded projects. The low implementation rate, however, shows that there is still a lot to do here. It is therefore not surprising that our efforts to translate the Terrain results into the product Routago are catching the eye in this regard.

In the course of the networking event for the research field Intelligent Mobility, we were able to report about the results of the research project and the further development to our comprehensive mobility platform Routago to about 100 listeners. The many questions that followed the talk, the panel discussion and the keen interest in the demonstration of the solution Routago Assist for the blind and visually impaired has shown us that the critical nature of the topic is immediately understood.

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Extended beta test supported by Pro Retina

Routago has expanded the group of its beta testers and is testing the latest features of Routago Assist together with the regional group “Junges Forum Karlsruhe” of the association Pro Retina Deutschland e.V.

User feedback from daily use of the application is an important touchstone for getting the app ready for launch.

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What is Routago and what does the product Routago Assist offer?

Common navigation solutions treat pedestrians like slow cars: in the middle of the road, or across intersections. Walkways, pedestrian areas, parks, etc. are not considered. This may be annoying for people with normal sight, but for blind people it is simply life-threatening.

Routago is the solution to this problem: a mobility platform that maps various aspects of pedestrian mobility. Routago Assist is the first application based on this technology that offers real pedestrian navigation and which is optimized for blind and visually impaired people.

The most important component is pedestrian navigation. Routago knows about sidewalks, sidewalks, intersections, pedestrian crossings, parks, pedestrian areas, underpasses, etc. for navigation worldwide. In addition, the results are constantly being improved by machine learning.

This is supplemented by route recording, environment information, object and obstacle detection in real time and the user-friendly preparation of information in the form of speech, sonification, vibration, etc.

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“Routing for humans” by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Ritterbusch

Sebastian, Head of Research and Development at Routago, spoke at the State-of-the-Map conference from OpenStreetMap about the complex challenges that need to be solved for a true human mobility solution.

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Success Story

AZO presents Routago

Routago, the Galileo Masters winning solution of the 2018 Baden-Wuerttemberg Challenge, addresses these needs by providing the first globally available navigation system optimised for blind and visually impaired people, wheelchair users and pedestrians in general.

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More information about Galileo Masters can be found on

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Routago® – our new name

We are excited to announce the official name for our product: Routago

After working on the project “SafeRoute” for around three years now, we are very proud to disclose finally the name for our product.

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Highest award for Routago

Routago wins the Galileo Masters Baden-Wuerttemberg 2018

Routago -using it’s preliminary project name SafeRoute- was awarded the first prize in the important space navigation competition. The award was presented on the eve of the annual conference of the GeoNet.MRN in the planetarium in Mannheim. The first prize entitles SafeRoute to participate in the European challenge early December in Marseille.

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Digital Navigation for People with Visual Impairments – Robust and Incremental Pedestrian Path Network Generation for Safe Route Finding

Routago -using it’s preliminary project name SafeRoute- participates July 11-13th at icchp 2018 (International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs) in Linz, Austria.

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Research and Innovation

Routago technology research was partially funded by the German government within the research project “TERRAIN“.