Actors

The latest innovation and research is put into practice through the close co-operation of government and the numerous specialised institutes, mobility associations and civic organisations.

businesses
  • Altran Technologies is a global company operating primarily in high technology and innovation consultancy and has a staff of over 24,000 employees in more than 20 countries and a turnover of EUR 1.756 bn in 2014. Altran Innovation Makers have been providing their expertise for over thirty years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Finance, Life Sciences, Railway, and Telecoms sectors, among others. Covering every stage of project development from strategic planning to manufacturing, Altran solutions capitalize on the Group’s technological know-how in five key areas: Innovative Product Development, Intelligent Systems, Lifecycle Experience, Mechanical Engineering, and Information Systems. Based in Frankfurt am Main, the Altran Germany has a staff of 3,000 employees.

  • GraphHopper provides routing as a service. The GraphHopper Directions API allows companies and app developers to integrate sophisticated routing algorithms for their applications in the logistics and leisure sectors. Various vehicle options like bike and car combined with powerful route optimization algorithms reducing costs and negative environmental impact. The open source core of GraphHopper its technology stack for routing makes it not only a flexible but a sustainable choice for the future.

    GraphHopper GmbH

    https://graphhopper.com

  • As a globally established provider of intelligent transportation systems (ITS), Kapsch TrafficCom makes an important contribution to greater safety and efficiency in road traffic.

    The portfolio includes solutions for toll collection, city access control and parking space management, traffic management, traffic monitoring, commercial vehicle monitoring, electronic vehicle registration and V2X cooperative systems. The solutions of Kapsch TrafficCom help finance traffic infrastructure, improve traffic safety, optimize traffic flows and reduce traffic-related environmental impacts.

    The current core business lies in the development, installation and operation of electronic toll and traffic management systems. Our end-to-end solutions cover the entire value creation chain of our customers, from components and subsystems for their integration all the way to regular operation, all from a single source.

     

    Kapsch TrafficCom AG

    http://www.kapsch.net

  • Local Motors designs, builds and sells vehicles. For designing Local Motors works with co-creation, its online community has more than 53.000 members. Building the vehicles takes place in local Microfactories using methods like DDM. These processes enable Local Motors to do innovations 5 times faster to a fraction of the costs, compared to traditional vehicle companies. Current products are e.g. an autonomous minibuses system and cargo drones.

  • MobilityPartners, based in Munich, provides consulting, engineering and innovation for various questions around traffic and mobility. MobilityPartners cooperates with OEMs, Tier-1, local authorities, startups and transport companies as well as other organizations in the mobility market. In fields like mobility trends, automation, digitalization, mobility platforms, transportation systems and traffic management MobilityPartners offers individually tailored methods and solutions as well as concept developments. With many years of extensive experience in the monitoring and implementation of research and industrial projects from the initial idea to their successful completion MobilityPartners supports you to shape the future of mobility

  • For our clients, we plan and optimise in all transport systems. As a member of PTV Group, we are familiar with high methodical standards. Committed to customer benefits we develop innovative and comprehensive solutions. Our teams provide a wide range of skills and expertise. Our projects are characterised by integrated, interdisciplinary and holistic approaches. This provides high value, sustainability and enduring solutions.

    For more information, see the interview of Peter Mott, Director Business Development at PTV .

    PTV Transport Consult GmbH

    http://consult.ptvgroup.com/en/home/

  • Smart City Wire is a non-profit initiative of design thinkers and smart city experts with the aim of creating and facilitating ideas, projects, and innovations for a human-centric, interdisciplinary and international approach to Smart City Berlin and other cities. We do innovation workshops, online crowdstormings, and smart city newsfeeds. We create and test prototypes and design methods to trigger ideas and feedback in our community and the public.

consultancies
  • As the smart-cities-agency we are convinced that climate challenges, mobility, and the question of good living have only one answer: boost cycling. As a think tank we also believe in „just do“: We set media agendas, we trigger discussions, we develop solutions. For people, cities, industries, associations, and politicians.

    Agentur für clevere Städte

    http://www.clevere-staedte.de/

  • civity Management Consultants is one of the leading consultancy firms for public services in Europe. We enable our clients in the transport, utilities and waste management sectors to make forward-looking, effective improvements to their organization. With changes, cost pressure and transparency, we believe there has never been a greater need in the public sector for efficient, intelligent strategies than today. This is why we founded civity – the consultancy for first-rate management of public services. For financially viable solutions that will decisively advance and enthuse our clients and their staff. And for achievable ideas with which we can further improve the high quality of life in our towns and cities.

    civity Management Consultants

    http://www.civity.de/en/civity

  • CONSTELLATIONS is an agency based in Shanghai and Berlin creating and facilitating meaningful interactions to enable better learning, leading and collaborating for sustainable futures. It specialises in designing and implementing international and multi stakeholder collaboration projects in the field of urbanization, sustainability and social engagement. In particular, CONSTELLATIONS works together with corporates and public institutions alike on issues such mobility of the future and sustainable transportation between Germany/Europe and China.

  • With our three hundred employees we are consulting on projects of high national political and public interest for sustainable metropolitan & mobility solutions. We manage project volumes of about 20 billion Euro summarized. Our key customers are: World Bank, KfW, EU, governments, authorities, airports, infrastructure operators, automotive and aerospace industry and utility companies.

  • The European Institute for Sustainable Transport (Hamburg/Germany) is a non-governmental organization promoting policies that improve the environmental, social and economic sustainability of transport around the world. Our work focuses on the relation between transport and CO2 emission reduction, transport and the Millennium Development Goals, Poverty Alleviation, Envionmental Protection, Road Safety and Freight. As a Centre of Competence for Sustainable Transport we transfer best practice to cities, local and regional governments and provide project assistance, capacity building, lectures and seminars on different areas in passenger and freight transport.

    European Institute for Sustainable Transport (EURIST)

    http://eurist.info/

  • first mile is probably Germany's prime urban logistics consultancy covering all aspects of urban delivery and last mile logistics with focus on sustainable solutions. In cooperation with other specialists we analyze, recommend and conciliate, provide capable assessments, give concrete management support or take care of project conversions all around the subjects 'green' and smarter urban logistics.

  • Goduni International Advisory Board (Goduni International) is an advisory network corporation of highly skilled and experienced advisers located in Baden-Württemberg and Berlin while operating globally. Goduni International provides advisory, structuring and execution services in outsourcing- & PPP-transactions as well as in large-scale infrastructure projects for the private and public sector - since 2004.

     

  • „Accelerating the inevitable“ is the credo of the Green & Energy GmbH and a sustainable development is inevitable. With our interdisciplinary knowledge in fields like electric and sustainable transportation, energy efficiency, renewables and civic participation, we create solutions for supporting an increased awareness about and for enabling a more easy and optimized adoption of environmentally friendly technologies (e.g. e-mobility).

  • innos - Sperlich GmbH, specialized in the target field of “New Technologies and New Markets” since 1992, is the recognized management partner in the new technology field for business, large-scale research and the political establishment. The basis of our success is our long-standing experience in management and project work in diverse issues inherent in technology-oriented development projects. Our focus is on pilot projects dealing with innovation and developments in sustainable business fields such as lightweight construction, electro mobility, energy storage system and many other fields.

  • InSell GmbH offers technology solutions encompassing smart city solutions spread across sectors like Mobility, Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Energy. The company is cooperating with key technology suppliers, organisations, universities and research institutions in developing and providing the concept of green and sustainable transport solutions for cities in developing nations. We find new markets for smart mobility products and evaluate options to innovate and creatively find solutions for every day mobility challenges.

  • IVU Umwelt has been active in environmental planning for more than 30 years, offering expert opinions for various environmental aspects. IVU Umwelt’s expertise includes emission inventories, environmental traffic management, screening of air and noise pollution, dispersion of air pollutants ranging from micro- to large-scale applications, calculation of scenarios and forecasts, assessments of air quality as well as statistical data analysis. IVU Umwelt has long term experience in developing physical-chemical and statistical models, both as highly specialized individual solutions and as commercial products for use in public administration and environmental consulting.

  • Luvent Consulting is an economic development consultancy with headquarters in Berlin, Germany. With their innovative approach and sound track record operating in over 70 countries, the team of Luvent Consulting is providing quality solutions to their private and public sector clients worldwide. They are specialised in integrating the cross-cutting issues of digitalisation and sustainability to the broad spectrum of economic development services they offer.

    Luvent Consulting's focus areas in infrastructure and transport are: Sustainable urban mobility, traffic and climate change, access to infrastructure in rural areas, road safety and green logistics.

  • REN MOBILITY is a multi-discipline, award-winning, advanced mobility design consultancy with a focus on the broader cultural, social and user-centered perspectives of future mobility. Our aim is to develop innovative solutions and partnerships at the interface of mobility, technology, design and urban sustainability. We combine cutting-edge technologies with advanced vehicle design architectures and systems optimised for highly integrated, connected, multi-modal urban systems and environments. Our collaborative agile approaches enable us to support organisations and enterprises through harnessing user-centered design to create innovative urban mobility products and services.

    REN MOBILITY

    http://ren-m.com/

  • Rupprecht Consult - Forschung & Beratung GmbH is a fully independent private research and consultancy company, based in Cologne since 1996. Our mission is to contribute to sustainable development of cities and regions in Europe and worldwide. We are a committed team of internationally experienced consultants delivering quality services in the fields of urban and regional development, transport and mobility, environmental protection, information technologies and, generally, innovation to society.

    Publications:

    SUMP Guidelines - Developing and Implementing a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (english version).

  • Our mission is to develop sustainable solutions for the transport sector at local, regional, national andinternational scale for industrialised as well as for developing countries.

    Globalisation and economic growth entail increasing transport demands. An important challenge is to satisfy the mobility needs of society and the economy without overburdening the environment, public finances and the population.

    In order to achieve this, TCP International aims to increase the effectiveness, safety and efficiency of transport systems by developing innovative strategies and creative, tailor-made solutions.

    In a complex world, TCP International is your independent transport advisor, providing clear, feasible and practical solutions. We strive to realise your goals timely and in efficient manner.

    TCP International Transport Consulting Partners

    http://www.tcp-international.de/en/

  • The urban concepts GmbH deals with sustainability-oriented projects in different planning areas, especially mobility, housing and urban development. The link between research and practical implementation as well as an interdisciplinary approach are our special strengths.

    urbane konzepte GmbH

    http://www.urbane-konzepte.de

  • VCDB VerkehrsConsult Dresden-Berlin GmbH is a regional, national and international operating consulting and planning company which provides its clients with objective and independent consultancy services and sustainable solutions concerning all aspects of public transport. Hereby, VCDB’s comprehensive range of expertise and operational know-how is the basis for practical-oriented and forward-looking results in the following fields of business:

    -Rail Vehicle Technology
    -Transport Planning/Transport Engineering
    -Traffic Telematics
    -Infrastructure Planning
    -Electric Mobility
    -Assistance in Operation

academia, networks and institutions
  • The ADFC’s mission is clear: to make more people cycle more often and longer distances. We strive to make Germany a cycling nation

  • As the smart-cities-agency we are convinced that climate challenges, mobility, and the question of good living have only one answer: boost cycling. As a think tank we also believe in „just do“: We set media agendas, we trigger discussions, we develop solutions. For people, cities, industries, associations, and politicians.

    Agentur für clevere Städte

    http://www.clevere-staedte.de/

  • The generel goal of the AGFS is to create future-oriented, lively and cosy cities. Cities which are valued by their inhabitants and where individual movement is considered to be fun.

  • eMO is the central contact for electromobility in Germany’s capital region and coordinates the “Berlin-Brandenburg International Showcase for Electromobility”, which is being supported by the federal government and the states of Berlin and Brandenburg. With more than 100 partners, this showcase is putting around 30 projects into practice. eMO works also on international level in terms of best-practise exchange with other cities; development of cross-national projects, promotion of sustainable mobility concepts and mobility solutions made in Berlin-Brandenburg. eMO is an agency of the State of Berlin.

    Berlin Agency for Electromobility eMO

    http://www.emo-berlin.de/en/

  • Since its founding in 1990, Climate Alliance has been mobilising European municipalities in partnership with indigenous rainforest peoples for the benefit of the global climate. Its some 1,700 member municipalities spread across 25 European countries have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions locally as well as to promoting climate justice via the protection of indigenous territories in the rainforests of Amazonia. Climate Alliance supports its members in their activities in numerous ways, running awareness raising campaigns on topics such as sustainable mobility and consumption in addition to developing CO2 monitoring instruments, project work and political campaigning.

  • "Deutsche Umwelthilfe" (German Environmental Aid) provides a forum for environmental organizations, politicians and decision makers of business enterprises. Our vision for the future are ecological and sustainable decisions.

    Deutsche Umwelthilfe

    http://www.duh.de/home.html

  • DLR is the national research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany on aeronautics and space, transport and energy. In our research on transport at the DLR, we analyse how traffic is generated, how transport is developing, what impact on the environment this has, and how negative effects can be minimized. This involves studying peoples’ mobility behaviour and examining traffic reduction and modal shift. Further research topics include national and international trends in mobility and new technologies for coming generations of cars, commercial vehicles, and trains. Our work on traffic management ranges from the optimization of individual modes to an examination of all transport modes, including walking and cycling, to foster an intermodal, integrated transport chain. In the light of global urbanization, the DLR also researches new mobility and logistics services in cities. The Clearing House of Transport Data at DLR makes available large scale survey data to the national and international community.

    Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR)

    http://www.dlr.de/dlr/en/

  • As a neutral, innovative and active partner platform the member-financed association Forum ElektroMobilität connects relevant players from the economy (industry, small & medium sized companies), science and politics. Electro mobility is regarded as a holistic system. Via defined actions new connections over all branches are established, new projects are identified and additional knowledge is generated. Various issues in the broad field of electro mobility are addressed, discussed and developed. Topics of the network and its members are spread and positioned via the KONGRESS - the event of the year - specialized events and the network’s own communication channels.

  • As a research, testing and consulting company, we develop innovative system solutions together with industry, science and public administration. In the context of mobility and societal change, InnoZ develops products and services from the idea to market launch.

  • The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Our mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change.

    International Council on Clean Transportation

    http://www.theicct.org/

  • Mobility for rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa.

    The research project deals with the mobility needs in rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa in the years 2020 to 2030. The overarching objective is to develop a coherent concept vehicle which addresses the problems of the rural population. The vehicle will enable better access to health care, education and information in the remote areas.

  • The UBA’s motto, For our environment (“Für Mensch und Umwelt”) sums up our mission pretty well, we feel. As Germany’s main environmental protection agency, our task is to ensure that our fellow citizens have a healthy environment where they are protected against air, water and other pollutants to the greatest extent possible. Here at the UBA, we concern ourselves with an extremely broad spectrum of issues, including waste avoidance, climate protection, and pesticide approvals.

  • Verkehrsclub Deutschland (VCD) is an association for sustainable mobility. It was founded in 1986 and has about 55.000 members and supporters. VCD offers information on sustainable means of transportation, initiates projects and lobbies for sustainable mobility.

    VCD stands up for more public transport, more cycling, more walking and better traffic safety. That means:

    -more buses and trains, better service in public transport
    -better conditions for cycling and walking
    -climate and environmental protection
    -reduction of air pollution

  • About 600 companies performing public passenger transport and rail freight transport in Germany are organised in the “Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen” (VDV = Association of German Transport Companies). The VDV advises and supports its member companies and politicians, supports the exchange of experience and know-how between the members and prepares technical, operational, legal and economic principles. The VDV also represents the interests of its member companies towards parliaments, authorities, industry and other institutions. Therefore, the VDV has offices in Brussels (European office) and Berlin (capital office) besides its head office in Cologne. The regional interests of the member companies are defended by nine regional groups. Moreover, six general committees and 19 expert committees are dealing with the special challenges of the sector. More than 400 experts in very different fields do voluntary work in these committees, which results in rules (VDV Recommendations and VDV Reports).

    Verband Deutscher Verkehrsunternehmen e. V. (VDV)

    http://www.vdv.de/

  • The Wuppertal Institute undertakes research and develops models, strategies and instruments for transitions to a sustainable development at local, national and international level. Sustainability research at the Wuppertal Institute focuses on the resources, climate and energy related challenges and their relation to economy and society. Special emphasis is put on analysing and stimulating innovations that decouple economic growth and wealth from natural resource use.

    Wuppertal Institut

    http://wupperinst.org/

Fact and Figures

Did you know that in Germany:

  • You need a badge showing your car’s emission standard to drive into an environmental zone
Events

International Transport Forum (Leipzig, 2015, May 27-29), http://www.internationaltransportforum.org/about/about.html

Products

Maintaining reliable transport infrastructures is cost intensive. Since 2005 Germany has introduced user fees for lorries (transport trucks) on the Autobahn and selected federal roads. The road user charging system “Toll Collect” works automatically without any stationary toll points. Learn more:

http://www.toll-collect.de/en/home.html

Toll Collect System: