Mobility solutions, which will continue to work in the next generation, require courage and must overcome some resistance. The Wright brothers' flight tests, the construction of cathedral-like stations that are still in working order today, and Bertha Benz's famous first tour with a motor coach are good examples.
Again, the technological change and growing demands due to lack of resources or climate goals demand sustainable mobility solutions. The automotive and supply industry, public transport providers, traffic planners and infrastructure decision-makers alike are required here.
Sustainable visions not only consider the technically feasible, but also have the acting human being as the user in view. The socio-scientific infas mobility research measures and analyses advantages and acceptance as well as obstacles and barriers of innovative mobility solutions. In this way, we help to design sustainable innovations and further developments in such a way that they pass the practical test.
We conduct research on current topics such as multimodality, electro mobility, automated driving or car sharing. We conduct nationwide basic studies on mobility, most recently in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg. For public transport, we regularly measure passenger satisfaction, empirically examine new tariff options and digitization strategies.