Our goal is a real shift in mobility - digital, electric, powered by renewable energies, easy to access, climate-friendly and accessible to all! We have been researching the future of mobility for more than 10 years. We are social scientists, economists, transport researchers, engineers, computer scientists, designers and geographers. Our main strength lies in our systemic approach and in working in interdisciplinary teams.
What moves our society tomorrow, we are already developing today with users and with key players from society, science, politics and business. We involve all stakeholders in the early stages of development process and test prototypes with them under real conditions. Together with our partners, we accompany mobility innovations until the roll-out.
Our task is to think further with a focus on people across all disciplines and to explore systemic connections between digital, social and physical spaces.
The InnoZ projects usually address several research topics, including:
Future infrastructures: we want to make mobility spaces more human-friendly with intelligent stops, safer roads for pedestrians and cyclists, intermodal mobility hubs and inductive charging options.
Connected mobility: we develop the offers for "the last mile" in urban and rural areas, such as ride-, bike- and scooter-sharing as well as operating concepts for autonomous shuttles.
Multimodal mobility: we combine different transport options and investigate mobility behaviour by conducting studies on user acceptance and attitudes.
Digital mobility: we develop innovative services and user interfaces, such as modalyzer app.
A successful change in mobility is not possible without social acceptance, participation and transparency. That is why we cordially invite all stakeholders from society, politics, science and business to participate in the process.
In our Open Mobility Forum we offer space for discussion and networking:
- We develop innovative and user-friendly mobility concepts for shared mobility offers and public transport hubs, as well as test fields for autonomous shuttles.
- We conduct group discussions with various focus groups and prepare evaluations.
- We analyse the mobility data to better understand the movements and needs of people.
The InnoZ was founded in 2006 as a joint venture of Deutsche Bahn AG, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR).