Mobility is a central feature of developed societies. The transportation of people and goods not only generates social participation and added value but also causes negative effects that need to be minimised. For this reason, DLR is researching the interrelationships between the development of transport and its impact in their different dimensions.
Road traffic will remain the dominant mode of transport for the foreseeable future. Researchers are not limiting their focus simply to the technical development of road vehicles, but are also pursuing an integrated approach in which the relationships between vehicles, infrastructure and traffic management approaches are considered and investigated in a methodical manner that addresses the entire system.
A sustainable transport system that is viable in the long term from an economic, ecological and social point of view can only be achieved with modern, reliable and efficient rail transport. For this reason, DLR is also following a systematic research approach for this mode of transport.
Large-scale research facilitiesThe portfolio at DLR currently comprises some 180 large-scale research facilities at 15 locations, including the polar regions. DLR also makes its large-scale facilities available to partners from industry and academia as part of its cooperative research activities.
Transport - Revenues 2017 (Data in million euro)42,16,1573