With its Application Platform for Intelligent Mobility (AIM), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) has created a research infrastructure for future intelligent transportation and mobility services. Realization and operation of AIM have received substantial support from the city of Braunschweig, as well as over €15 million in funding from the Helmholtz Association and the state of Lower Saxony from the European Regional Development Fund.
AIM enables DLR scientists and partners to model and systematically study an unprecedented range of topics related to intelligent mobility services, covering both multimodality as well as specific modes of transportation.
The overarching goals are to enhance safety for all traffic participants, to ensure efficient traffic flow, and to protect
resources. With these aims in mind, AIM has five major research priorities: traffic flow optimisation, intermodal mobility, future mobility concepts, introduction of new and migration from existing systems, and mobility awareness.
AIM complements the existing large-scale facilities of the DLR Institute of Transportation Systems. These are used to research specific issues relating to automotive and rail systems, and traffic and mobility management. They are linked to AIM on a project basis and can thus help to answer specific and complex questions.