The mobility sector is a key pillar of the German and European economy. Innovations in this area of technology give a direct boost to Germany’s role as an economic powerhouse. Its ability to rapidly transfer the latest research results into practical applications is key to Germany’s economic and innovation performance.
The mobility sector has long been a key pillar of the German economy that fuels many other industry sectors either directly or indirectly. Promising new fields in this sector include electrification of the powertrain, automation of driving functions and vehicle connectivity with infrastructures, the internet and other road users. Germany’s ability to rapidly transfer the latest research results into practical applications is key to its economic and innovation performance.
The various institutes of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft offer complementary research skills in this area, creating a broad span of expertise that accelerates the process of realizing sustainable, end-to-end innovations along the entire value chain. At the same time, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft focuses its resources on tackling environmental policy challenges (greenhouse gas and CO2 emissions reductions; electromobility; reducing the use of raw materials) and economic aspects (constant pressure to reduce costs).