Passenger Transport

Quelle: DLR/Markus Steur
Copyright: DLR/Markus Steur
Increasing individual mobility requirements have led to continual growth in the passenger transport system.The institute studies not just these mobility requirements and their causes, but also how they are changed or influenced. This includes analyzing and evaluating mobility concepts, studying the acceptance and degrees of success in introducing technology-based mobility services and assessing the effectiveness of transport-relevant measures to affect behavior. A specific aspect of the work is dedicated to the effects that individual usage of information and communications technologies (ICT) have on transport demand. With a microscopic demand model developed at the IVF, the institute possesses a modular passenger transport model especially suitable for testing the effect of various control measures on traffic.

Key Activities

  • Analyses of individual mobility behavior
  • Influence of changing framework conditions (e.g. demographic change) on mobility behavior
  • Influence of (technology-based) mobility services and transportation information on individual travel behavior
  • Reciprocal effects between ICT and mobility behavior
  • Microscopic, control measure-sensitive models for passenger transport
  • Evaluation of policy measures and new mobility concepts
  • Development of scenarios for future transport demand

Dr.-Ing Tobias Kuhnimhof
German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Institute of Transport Research
, Passenger Transport
Tel: +49 30 67055-168

Fax: +49 30 67055-283

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