Mobility and Urban Systems Engineering

The cities we inhabit will radically be transformed throughout the upcoming decades: Not only will they have to deal with a constantly increasing population, but also with climate change, resource scarcity, demographic change, and people’s increasing wealth. Therefore, cities represent the most important field for innovative technologies and intelligent concepts for sustainable development – and one of the biggest future markets.

Alongside this urban development, mobility as central puzzle piece in a future-oriented and livable city will change fundamentally as well. Mobility concepts capable of bearing future cities’ requirements and challenges will develop apart from conventional technologies and supply.

Around 40 employees from the fields of Engineering, City Planning, Computer Science, Economic Science, and Sociology contribute their expert knowledge to interdisciplinary creating inspiring systems solutions for mobility and future cities in our business area Mobility and Urban Systems Engineering (MUSE).

Dealing with applied science we are ever so interested in developing and testing solutions together with cities and industry partners until the stage of implementation maturity. 

Key aspects of our work are:

  • Electromobile Systems: urban and inter-urban charging infrastructure, joint use of electric vehicles, e-logistic concepts, integrated fleet and charge management
  • Urban Mobility: intermodality, mobility comfort, mobility concepts for urban space
  • Cities: Morgenstadt – City of the Future, sustainable city quarter concepts, resilient cities 
  • Energy: micro smart grids including electric vehicles, logistics containers offering super-charging stations, buffer storage and PVs
  • Sharing Systems: technical and organizational solutions for the collaborative use of goods, sharing depots, development of collaboratively used products