A Better Understanding of Mobility

Programme details

MOBEV

A Better Understanding of Mobility
Mobilität besser verstehen
Germany
 
Programme type: Funding programme
Origin: National (Germany)
Duration: 1998 - 2005
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Background & policy context: 

The better the knowledge about the interrelations between the need for mobility, the generation of traffic and the consequences of traffic, the sounder will be the economic and political decisions taken on transport themes. Furthermore, initiatives to inform and educate about responsible traffic patterns will be more efficient.

For several causes of traffic generation, such as job related commuting, shopping, leisure-time and holiday traffic, the impacts differ widely. The more accurately these specific conditions can be considered, the more promising will be the options and alternatives for action, to be developed.

Strategic Objectives: 

The principal aims of the MOBEV sub-programme are:

  • to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the individual causes for traffic generation and the influencing factors of mobility patterns during leisure time;
  • to overcome limitations in mobility and local traffic problems through trialing of new means and possibilities of leisure-time traffic organisation; and
  • to gain a better understanding of the impacts of structural changes in economy and society, which presumably will result in shifts between transport modes and changes in habit of relevant user groups.
Leading Institutions:

Research agency

Akademie Rheinland GmbH, PT MVBW - on behalf of Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Type of funding: 
Public (national/regional/local)
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

The funding rules described here refer to the 'Mobility and Transport' sector programme, which defines the procedures for all related sub-programmes.

Funding is provided for research and development as well as demonstration projects which aim to promote sustainable mobility and contribute to creating an efficient and safe transport system.

The most important ongoing funding activities include the lead projects for improving mobility in conurbations, which develop and demonstrate systems solutions for transport in big cities.
Furthermore funding is provided for project networks to increase the efficiency of freight traffic, to reduce environmental stress caused by traffic, particularly road traffic, and to increase road safety. As mobility and transport take place in a constantly changing social environment, relevant activities will include the interdisciplinary study of the social aspects of individual mobility.

All commercial and non-commercial institutions and individuals are eligible for funding. Depending upon the subject, these include in particular institutions of higher education, non-university research establishments and similar institutions, business enterprises, territorial authorities and associations. In some cases, calls for proposals are addressed to specific groups of potential applicants. The focus is on projects which involve co-operation by several partners who, in an interdisciplinary approach and on the basis of shared responsibility, develop highly innovative solutions for the above-mentioned funding activities and/or try to demonstrate their suitability for practical application and which, by involving or co-operating with science, industry and the planning sector, aim to ensure utilisation of the research results on the broadest possible scale.

Participating countries: 
Germany
Total number of projects: 

14

Projects covered: 

The following projects and support studies are included in the MOBEV programme:

  • Fahrradverkehr - bicycle transport; www.fahrradverkehr.de/
  • Invermo - intermodal connection of user-friendly, long range passenger transport systems
  • Mobility - computer game that allows you to create a mobile city; www.mobility-online.de/
  • Mobidrive - dynamics and routine patterns in traffic behaviour; www.ptv.de/mobidrive
  • Mobiplan - understanding and planning your mobility; www.rwth-aachen.de/mobiplan
  • TTS (Tele-Travel-System) - telematics system for automatic monitoring of traffic behaviour; www.teletravelsystem.de/
  • U'Move - intermodal mobility services for the youth
  • F-Atlas - research atlas on mobility and transport
  • Innovationsstrategien - comparative analysis of innovation strategies for new technologies and services in order to achieve a sustainable transport development
  • Smartbench - study on strategies, programmes and projects in transport research from selected European countries, the USA and Japan
  • Simulation projects Ilumass and Survive
  • Mobility scenario study (2020) and pilot study acceptance on an actors' model for transport planning.
Project Profiles:
  1. Analysis and assessment of road/rail infrastructure networks cross transport providers using simulation based on planned and/or real load factors
  2. Analysis and assessment of road/rail infrastructure networks cross transport providers using simulation based on planned and/or real load factors (Project no. 19M2005B)
  3. B2C trade - Qualitative and quantitative analysis of the behaviour of suppliers and customers - impacts in conurbations (Project no. 19M2017)
  4. Container Transport through Subsurface Pipelines - feasibility study
  5. Development of a simulation game on CD-ROM for young people to control transport virtually (Project no. 19M9810)
  6. Development of an internet based route schedule management server for stock exchange oriented distribution and sales of rail transport slots (Project no. 19M4031B)
  7. Development of an internet based route schedule management server for stock exchange oriented distribution and sales of rail transport slots (Project no. 19M4031C)
  8. Development of an internet based route schedule management server for stock exchange oriented distribution and sales of rail transport slots; final report (Project no. 19M4031A)
  9. Events, subproject: Analyses and classification of target groups - development of appropriate concepts for event travel chains (Project no. 19M0002D)
  10. Events, subproject: Challenges for transport planning and measures (Project no. 19M0002A)
  11. Events, subproject: Challenges for transport planning and measures (Project no. 19M0002B)
  12. Events, subproject: Marketing concept and analysis of the potential with respect to target groups (Project no. 19M0002G)
  13. Events, subproject: New event tourisms concepts and their impact on economy and ecology (forecast modelling) (Project no. 19M0002E)
  14. Events, subproject: Optimisation of transport corridors and the in and out transport flows using appropriate routes with respect to economics and ecology (Project no. 19M0002C)
  15. Events, subproject: Transport economy, modelling, potential assessment (Project no. 19M0002H)
  16. Events, subproject: Transport psychology, ergonomics, social aspects and implementation research (Project no. 19M0002F)
  17. Everyday and experience driven leisure time, subproject: Analysis of local leisure time mobility (Project no. 19M0004F)
  18. Everyday and experience driven leisure time, subproject: Concept for structural transport measures (Project no. 19M0004C)
  19. Everyday and experience driven leisure time, subproject: Definition and description of leisure time mobility (Project no. 19M0004D)
  20. Everyday and experience driven leisure time, subproject: Forest innovation parc - demonstration (Project no. 19M0004B)
  21. Everyday and experience driven leisure time, subproject: Forest innovation parc - demonstration Titisee (Project no. 19M0004E)
  22. Everyday and experience driven leisure time, subproject: Scientific leadership (Project no. 19M0004A)
  23. Influencing parameters and motivation to use bicycles in daily transport (Project no. 19M9831A)
  24. Influencing parameters and motivation to use bicycles in daily transport (Project no. 19M9831B)
  25. Information and communication based services to improve self organising capabilities within the transport sector, subproject: Overall coordination, simulation and assessment (Project no. 19M2081A)
  26. Information and communication based services to improve self organizing capabilities within the transport sector, subproject: Distributed intelligent software agents (Project no. 19M2081B)
  27. Information and communication based services to improve self organizing capabilities within the transport sector, subproject: LOCOM Simulation of freight loader decisions (Project no. 19M2081D)
  28. Information and communication based services to improve self organizing capabilities within the transport sector, subproject: Simulation of logistics systems (Project no. 19M2081C)
  29. Innovation barriers and risks in freight transport and logistics - theoretical and empirical analysis of structural deficiencies within innovation processes (Project no. 19M0027)
  30. Intermodal networking of passenger transport means for long distance transport under the consideration of user requirements (Project no. 19M9832A)
  31. Intermodal networking of passenger transport means for long distance transport under the consideration of user requirements (Project no. 19M9832B)
  32. Leisure time mobility of elderly people, subproject: Geographical aspects - analysis in 3 different areas (Project no. 19M0005B)
  33. Leisure time mobility of elderly people, subproject: Psychological aspects - analysis in 3 different geographical areas (Project no. 19M0005A)
  34. Leisure time mobility of elderly people, subproject: transport scientific aspects - analysis in 3 different geographical areas (Project no. 19M0005C)
  35. Leisure time traffic - needs for action and possible solutions, feasibility study, subproject: Environmental and infrastructural aspects (Project no. 19M0003C)
  36. Leisure time traffic - needs for action and possible solutions, feasibility study, subproject: Aspects of transport science (Project no. 19M0003A)
  37. Leisure time traffic - needs for action and possible solutions, feasibility study, subproject: Leisure time aspects (Project no. 19M0003D)
  38. Leisure time traffic - needs for action and possible solutions, feasibility study, subproject: Psychological aspects (Project no. 19M0003B)
  39. Leisure time traffic - needs for action and possible solutions, feasibility study, subproject: Social aspects (Project no. 19M0003E)
  40. Mobility management and services for an environmental friendly leisure time traffic in the region Wernigerode (Project no. 19M1001A)
  41. Mobility management and services for an environmental friendly leisure time traffic in the region Wernigerode (Project no. 19M1001B)
  42. Mobility management and services for an environmental friendly leisure time traffic in the region Wernigerode (Project no. 19M1001C)
  43. Mobility management and services for an environmental friendly leisure time traffic in the region Wernigerode (Project no. 19M1001D)
  44. Mobility management and services for an environmental friendly leisure time traffic in the region Wernigerode (Project no. 19M1001E)
  45. Mobility management and services for an environmental friendly leisure time traffic in the region Wernigerode (Project no. 19M1001G)
  46. Mobility management and services for an environmental friendly leisure time traffic in the region Wernigerode (Project no. 19M1001H)
  47. New models to organize, privatise and operate federal motorways (Project no. 19M4030)
  48. Provision of a reaerch handbook on mobility and ground transport - database listing all research actors in this sector (Project no. 19M0015)
  49. Research pathfinder transport and mobility (Project no. 19M2009)
  50. Route management system phase 1, feasibility study (Project no. 19M2019)
  51. Simulation based analysis of individual response on transport information with a variable decision background (Project no. 19M0014)
  52. Spatial cooperation - perspectives for sustainable growth in leisure time traffic (Project no. 19M0001)
  53. State of the art and further development of education and training in transport, subproject: State of the art and requirements (Project no. 19M2080A)
  54. State of the art and further development of education and training in transport, subproject: User requirements (Project no. 19M2080B)
  55. Summer course: Modelling for transport economy and transport planning (Project no. 19M1096)
  56. Synergies of rail network and rail transport - daily business, problems, potential (Project no. 19M1076)
  57. Teaching software to support cycling (Project no. 19M2002)
  58. Tele travel system for automatic coverage of transport behaviour (Project no. 19M9807A)
  59. Tele travel system for automatic coverage of transport behaviour (Project no. 19M9807B)
  60. Tele travel system for automatic coverage of transport behaviour (Project no. 19M9807C)
  61. Tele travel system for automatic coverage of transport behaviour (Project no. 19M9807D)
  62. Transport behaviour - dynamics and routine, pilot study rhythm (Project no. 19M9829A)
  63. Transport behaviour - dynamics and routine, pilot study rhythm (Project no. 19M9829B)
  64. Transport research policy strategies, programmes and projects of selected European countries as well as US and Japan (Project no. 19M2003A)
  65. Transport research policy strategies, programmes and projects of selected European countries as well as US and Japan (Project no. 19M2003B)
  66. Transport research policy strategies, programmes and projects of selected European countries as well as US and Japan (Project no. 19M2003C)
  67. Transport research policy strategies, programmes and projects of selected European countries as well as US and Japan (Project no. 19M2003D)
  68. Trends of mobilty with changing boundary conditions - Development, potential and challenges of the intermodal driven transport system in Germany (Project no. 19M0059)
  69. Understanding and planning of your own mobility - long term decisions and their impact on daily mobility (Project no. 19M9825A)
  70. Understanding and planning of your own mobility - long term decisions and their impact on daily mobility (Project no. 19M9825B)
  71. Understanding and planning of your own mobility - long term decisions and their impact on daily mobility (Project no. 19M9825C)
  72. Young people and mobility - targeted mobility research to develop intermodal mobility services for young people (Project no. 19M9822A)
  73. Young people and mobility - targeted mobility research to develop intermodal mobility services for young people (Project no. 19M9822B)
  74. Young people and mobility - targeted mobility research to develop intermodal mobility services for young people (Project no. 19M9822C)
  75. Young people and mobility - targeted mobility research to develop intermodal mobility services for young people (Project no. 19M9822D)
  76. Young people and mobility - targeted mobility research to develop intermodal mobility services for young people (Project no. 19M9822E)
  77. Young people and mobility - targeted mobility research to develop intermodal mobility services for young people (Project no. 19M9822F)
  78. Young people and mobility - targeted mobility research to develop intermodal mobility services for young people (Project no. 19M9822G)
Contact Name: 
Mr Thomas Richter
Contact Email: 
Organisation: 
TÜV-Akademie Rheinland GmbH (Projektträger Mobilität und Verkehr, Bauen und Wohnen des BMBF; PT MVBW)
Address: 
Am Grauen Stein
Zipcode: 
D-51101
City: 
Köln (Cologne)
Contact country: 
Germany
Telephone: 
(+49) 221 65035 138
Fax Number: 
(+49) 221 65035 115