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Research group “Mobility Futures” (Mobil)

The mutual influence between technological innovations, visions or paradigms, demand patterns, and business models, also called “co-evolution”, is particularly evident in the mobility sector. Current mobility behavior has only been made possible by modern technology infrastructure systems. At the same time, mobility requirements, needs, and preferences are important drivers for the development of technical and organizational innovations in the transport sector.

Also in the mobility system, the rapidly advancing digitalization has more recently become a focus of scientific and political interest. This is associated with innovations that are considered to have great transformative potential, but whose implementation is in most cases only just beginning. These include the automation of vehicles and transport systems, but also the integration of transport modes, simplified access to information, use, and billing for public transport.

Against this background, the research group looks at the potential and challenges of (information) technology developments for changing established mobility patterns and spatial structures or enabling new concepts of future mobility. The aim is to identify development opportunities, assess impacts, and, based on this, highlight the need for action and scope for design. This requires considerable methodological research work, such as the integration of approaches from transformation research, innovation research, qualitative social research, and transport modeling as well as the use of these approaches for technology assessment.

Head of research group
Portrait Title Name Phone E-Mail
Dipl.-Phys. +49 721 608-24571 torsten fleischerVhv3∂kit edu

Members of research group
Portrait Title Name Phone E-Mail
Claudia Brändle
M.A. +49 721 608-26214 claudia braendleMxk4∂kit edu
Andreas Czech
M.A. +49 721 608-24241 andreas czech2Ayf1∂kit edu
Maike Puhe
Dipl.-Geogr. +49 721 608-26487 maike puheByx4∂kit edu
Max Reichenbach
M.A.Sc. +49 721 608-22313 max reichenbachLzp2∂kit edu
Jens Schippl
Dipl.-Geogr. +49 721 608-23994 jens schipplTdm6∂kit edu
Yukari Yamasaki
M.Sc. +49 721 608-26534 yukari yamasakiAjl2∂kit edu

Current projects
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2018

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