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Mobility of the future

Today, economy and society are more than ever in the need for reliable solutions for logistics and mobility. Diverging requirements and challenges are radically changing the mobility of the future. Trends like urbanisation, climate change and demographic change are drivers for technological, ecological and social change. Companies, municipalities and transport providers have to think and conceptualise mobility in a new way. As industry 4.0, mobility 4.0 signalises the path to multimodal and intelligent mobility. The digitalisation and connection of all passengers and stakeholders as well as new transport options and technologies have the potential to create demand-oriented and flexible mobility solutions.


Our research

Our mobility department at the Centre of Logistics and Mobility, located in the House of Logistics and Mobility (HOLM) at Frankfurt Airport, offers an interdisciplinary research interface for the innovative mobility of the future.

Our work contains for example, the development of innovative mobility concepts for passenger and freight transport, mobility concepts in the context of demographic change, or the combination of classic public transport offers with new mobility solutions. Thereby, mobility in rural areas is just as important as urban mobility. The future of mobility is connected.

As an application-oriented research institute, we develop approaches, methods and concepts to meet the challenges. For this purpose, we work together with our industry partners on practical solutions. We involve the relevant stakeholders at the public and political level in our research work. With excellent and application-oriented research, we contribute to the future of mobility.


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Fraunhofer Transport Alliance

Exhibition and conferences  /  11/20/2017  -  11/22/2017


Conference: Fraunhofer Mobility Infusion

»Intelligently connected – where are we heading to?« and »Autonomous driving and connected mobility« are the topics of the »Fraunhofer Mobility Infusion« module at Hypermotion on 21. November 2017.

»Fraunhofer Mobility Infusion« asks controversial questions about the future of connected mobility. We will discuss the topics of intermodality, multimodality and autonomous driving with partners from industry, transport associations and applied research. You can expect to be inspired and stimulated about mobility in the future with top-level speakers. Experts and managers from Fraunhofer, Google, Uber, PRO BAHN e.V. (a non-profit organization of passengers of public transport in Germany) and VDV (the Association of German Transport Companies) will come together on our podium.

Discussions will focus on: Is intermodality viable in the future? What role will autonomous driving play in connected mobility? One seat in our discussion on the podium is reserved for an interested person from the audience.

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Congress Center Messe Frankfurt and hall 5.1
Frankfurt am Main


11/20/2017  -  11/22/2017

Conference  /  10/10/2017  -  10/11/2017

6th annual MOVE 2017

Future Mobility Concepts & Enablers

Isabella Geis, project lead of mobility at Fraunhofer IML, is giving a lecture with the topic „The future of mobility: A market in transition“  on 10. Oktober 2017 at the international conference MOVE 2017 of the European Networking Group (ENG). The talk is about the interplay of technologies, business models and mobility behaviour, and the dynamics of a changing market. The conference is a international platform for representatives of all sectors of global mobility.

Meet us at the MOVE 2017 conference in Berlin!

More information about MOVE 2017


Mövenpick Hotel, Berlin


10/10/2017  -  10/11/2017