Mobility and Transportation – Mobility Research

Climate change and increasing resource scarcity is today causing many people to reshape their lives in favor of a more considered and sustainable existence. New lifestyle models, modern technologies and pollution call for new mobility solutions. Fraunhofer scientists are analyzing and evaluating the development of trends within the fields of mobility and transport in light of what this means for the future.

Mobilität und Transport


To each driver the appropriate vehicle

Data logger optimizes mobility scenarios

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Der Datenlogger der Projektgruppe Neue Antriebssysteme NAS hilft beim Entwickeln neuer Hybrid- und Elektrofahrzeuge und zudem steigert er die Effizienz von Fahrzeugflotten.

Bringing mobility into Germany’s transition to a new energy economy is a complex undertaking. While carmakers are developing more economical com- bustion engines and alternative drive systems, research establishments and companies are working on making more efficient use of vehicles. A new data logger developed by Fraunhofer researchers simultaneously collects data from vehicles with combustion engines, electric drives, external sensors, and location data, and permits the development of new hybrid and electric vehicles.

  • The data logger developed by the New Drive Systems NAS project group in Karlsruhe collects vehicles’ operational data and determines usage profiles.
  • Various application scenarios reduce the operating costs of vehicle fleets.
  • Easy installation and activation of the system.

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Shared Use of E-Mobility: Vehicles, Data and Infrastructure GeMo


Sharing cars instead of buying them – the concept of car-sharing already exists in many large towns and cities. Fraunhofer scientists predict that in the electro-mobile future, urban dwellers will make shared use of the infrastructure and a large number of vehicles. In the Fraunhofer Beyond Tomorrow project entitled “Shared use of e-mobility: vehicles, data and infrastructure”, or GeMo for short, they are working hard to transform this vision into reality.

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One Million Electric Cars on German Roads by 2020 – an Achievable Goal?

Whether the goal of one million electric cars in Germany by 2020 can be reached is currently being widely discussed. The complexity of the situation is illustrated by the results of a study by the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI "Market launch scenarios for electric vehicles", commissioned by the German National Platform for Electric Mobility (NPE) and the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).

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Fraunhofer Mobility

Fraunhofer Mobility is an interdisciplinary group of Fraunhofer Institutes that combines Fraunhofer expertise on issues surrounding the transition to new forms of mobility.