Mobility of persons and goods satisfies individual human needs. It provides employment and enables the division of labour in a globalized world. However, the permanent increase of mobility demands has also negative consequences. Traffic provides a major contribution to the emission of CO2 and air pollutants. Furthermore, people are directly or indirectly affected by negative traffic effects like noise.
How can we ensure a high degree of mobility while reducing its negative consequences? And how can new transport policies and technological innovations contribute? To confront these urgent challenges, transport policy requires instruments that support a cross-sectoral decision-support.
The aim of the project „Transport development and environment” (VEU) is to close this gap. The project brings together the competences of natural scientists, engineers and social scientists from several DLR research institutes and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The initiative is coordinated at the Institute of Transport Research. They develop instruments to describe scenarios and trends in ground and air transportation until 2030 and to identify and evaluate environmental and social impacts.
Analysis and modelling of the transport system:
Model-based impact analyses:
Technological development and transport policies:
January 2010 – December 2013