DLR * Deutsches Zentrum fur Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.

Location: Berlin-Adlershof and Braunschweig, Germany

Main contact: Axel Wolfermann, Research Associate, axel.wolfermann@dlr.de

Role in Amitran:

  • Leader of WP2: User needs and use cases
  • Leader of WP3: Analysis and structuring of ITS impacts

Services/field of expertise:

Institute of Transport Research:

  • Examination of causes, framework conditions and drivers of demand in passenger and commercial transport
  • Examination of means for influencing transport demand and mobility behaviour
  • Examination of the effects of transport, especially on society and the environment

Institute of Transportation Systems:

  • Increasing safety and efficiency of road and railway traffic
  • Design, development and evaluation of solutions for human-centred driver assistance systems, traffic surveillance and management
  • Automation and communication of road vehicles, live cycle management and train control in rail traffic

Website: www.dlr.de/vf/en ; www.dlr.de/ts/en

Short overview of the organisation:

The German Aerospace Center (German: Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V.) is Germany's national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.

The Institute of Transport Research is part of an international network. With the vision of a modern, integrated, socially and ecologically sustainable transport system, scientists of various disciplines are working on a range of questions centring on the causality and changes in passenger and commercial transport:

  • the work takes as its basis surveys on transport and empirical analysis of the mobility and transport behaviour of households and companies. Based on this, control mechanism-sensitive models of transport demand are constructed for both passenger and economic traffic;
  • in the context of current and future transport demand, traffic management measures are evaluated and analysed for their potential effectiveness;
  • two further fields of research are concerned with international transport research and with the availability of new information and communications technologies (ICT) such as ICT-based transport information services.

The Institute of Transportation Systems consists of about 100 scientists from various fields like engineering, psychology and computer sciences research and develop for automotive and railway systems as well as for traffic management in the Institute of Transportation Systems at the sites Braunschweig and Berlin.


Role in Amitran:

DLR coordinated the activities related to the user needs assessment and the outline of use cases for the validation of the methodology. The major activities in this regard were the User Needs Workshop and an online survey with complementary expert interviews.

DLR was also coordinating the analysis of ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) with respect to the mechanisms by which they exert their influence on user and traveller behaviour and subsequently CO2 emissions.

In the remaining work packages DLR was a major partner and contributed with its expertise in ITS assessment and transport model application.

Other projects (related to Amitran):

The European projects eCoMove and COFRET are closely related to ITS and their impact on CO2 emissions.

eCoMove aimed to integrate driver support, fleet management and traffic management based on vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication (or so called “cooperative systems”) in order to improve energy efficiency and cut down COemissions by 20%. Three of eCoMove sub-projects are looking more specifically into eco-driving support strategies and motivation studies for both private car and truck drivers.

COFRET looks into the CO2 footprint of supply chains and ways to reduce it.

DRIVE C2X conducts field operational tests for new vehicle based ITS that will help to improve security on streets and energy efficiency of vehicles.

Funded by the Federal Ministry for the Environment of Germany the project Renewbility aims at assessing different strategies in transport to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. DLR is responsible for traffic demand estimation and vehicle market modelling.

Amitran final brochure

This publication summarises the outputs of the project and provides hints on how to use them.

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Amitran Checklist

The Amitran Checklist provides guidance for assessing the impact of ITS on CO₂ emissions.

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