Mobility and transport move people today more than ever: They ensure social participation, economic activity, the ability to get around locally and even a connection to the rest of the world. In Germany today, a high level of individual mobility
Whether travelling to work or college, going on holiday or getting around in your free time, mobility is a fundamental human need and stands for progress, quality of life, and freedom. With increasing wealth and the individualization of lifestyles, passenger transport has been increasing in industrialized countries for decades
Commercial transport in Germany is growing rapidly. Day after day, 80 million people require extensive freight transport and business journeys. Furthermore, there are 4 million businesses in this country that are dependent on an efficient transport infrastructure. Almost a third of all the kilometers covered on Germany’s roads can today be attributed to commercial transport
Today, more than half of the world’s population already lives in cities. According to UN forecasts this figure will rise to around 75% in 2050. The significance of the city as an economic and living space is constantly growing. Mobility in urban areas is a topic where the social, economic and ecological challenges of the 21st century are becoming especially clear. Many new mobility trends are appearing in cities today: In the inner-city
Against the backdrop of resource scarcity and climate change, an expansion of the use of electrically powered vehicles in passenger and freight transport is now seen as an opportunity to reduce dependence on oil as an energy source and to cut CO2 emissions
It is still difficult to estimate how quickly the technology will spread to the market and when exactly we will be driving autonomously in the future. However, there are already indications that increasing vehicle automation could change the way we get around
Data and statistics on the status quo and developments in transport form the basis for transport policy, planning and research.