Disruptive technologies may have major impact on transport and logistics (e.g. automation, digitalization, drones, etc.), and also on transport policies (e.g. access restrictions, toll, congestion charges, etc.). The research team investigates developments in this area using empirical analyses (qualitative and quantitative) and microscopic transport simulation models. From the findings the team derives recommendations for decision makers, i.e. politicians, ministries and decision makers of private companies, e.g. CEO, fleet managers etc.). The activity portfolio ranges from theoretic research projects (e.g. for DFG) to innovation projects (e.g. for ministry of transport and digital infrastructure (BMVI) or Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)).
Changes within supply chains due to changing distribution channels (e.g. eCommerce),
Identification of potential implementing electric vehicle and cargo cycles for commercial applications,
Analysis of distribution structures and supply chains, especially parcel services,
Determination of the impact of transport related emissions,
Spatial analysis of logistics clusters and agglomerations.