Mobility is a basic human need and a cornerstone of the econo- my. However, global challenges such as climate change, a dep- letion of raw materials, an increase in transport volume and urbanisation are forcing us to take a fundamentally different approach. Sustainable mobility concepts increase road safety, efficiency and environmental compatibility and are based on socially affordable and needs-based mobility solutions. The way we respond to these challenges has to be factored into every level of the mobility system: from vehicle and infrastruc- ture to transport system.
The Mobility Department is able to cover those areas of rese- arch which are integral to a holistic view of the mobility system. This pool of expertise enables us to address a wide range of emerging topics.
• improving transport infrastructure in terms of increased safety and cost-efficiency in the context of operation and main- tenance,
• optimising multimodal transport systems across all trans- port modes (pedestrian, individual and public transport),
• developing integrated vehicle concepts based on electric dri- ve concepts and lightweight design.
The Department uses cutting-edge scientific methods to develop safe, efficient and sustainable mobility solutions for the future.