Smart Transportation

Planning and providing transportation and mobility for people or goods belongs to the fundamental aspects of a functional economy. Approximately 2.8 million people are employed in the transportation and logistics sector which is one of the most important growth sectors in Germany.

As this sector is highly dependent on oil, we need to examine how we can move away from energy and resource-intensive mobility towards a more sustainable future. Our research has shown that planning our cities based on the needs of automotive transportation has had the most damaging impact on the environment and our future. Consequently, our research addresses developing strategies and technology for replacing automotive transportation. Our research takes an interdisciplinary approach and encourages rethinking mobility from new perspectives.

Core Competencies

  • Exploring the impact of organisational and technical measures for influencing mobility behaviour
  • Collaborating with urban development, architecture, geography, social sciences, business and economics
  • Investigating models of environmental and economical factors on transportation and residential structures in metropolitan areas
  • Residential and demographic factors affecting logistics processes (micro depot concept) in the last mile.
  • Cycling in Bavaria project
  • Analysing routes and destination selection behaviour of pedestrians and cyclists (short-distance mobility)
  • Devising and verifying technological strategies for implementing community-focused mobility management in cities
  • Integrating inner-city main roads in urban planning
  • Developing a mobile application for traffic surveys
  • Sustainable city logistics