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Mobility of the Future



Mobility of the Future
Mobilität der Zukunft

Background & policy context: 

Growing needs in mobility and the simultaneous decrease of resources and their limited capacities require new solutions in policy in terms of research, innovation and technology. The previous programme 'IV2Splus' has already been successful in implementing projects. The BMVIT and the FFG continue funding research concerning mobility within the new programme 'mobility of the future'.

The research programme is developing designs to setup the mobility system of the future, a system to balance social, environmental and economic needs. The programme helps to develop systems that contribute significantly to ensuring mobility while minimising the negative impacts of transport. The complex interactions inherent in transport systems require interdisciplinary research approaches aiming at developing both technological and social organisational innovations. Thus, the programme focuses on new markets, generating solutions that respond closely to the essential needs of society.

Strategic Objectives: 

The programme includes four complementary areas in which different research themes are addressed:

  • Passenger transport
  • Transport infrastructure
    • Roads
    • Sensors
    • Materials and supplies
  • Vehicle technologies
    • Hydrogen and fuel cell technologies
    • Hybrid and battery-powered drives
    • Alternative fuels
  • Freight transport
    • Sustainable freight transport in towns and cities
    • Sustainable solutions for 'First-/ last-mile'
    • Intermodal hubs
    • Innovative conveyance and transport media

This combination encourages development of synergistic solutions designed to address today's mobility challenges and helps to create a sustainable future-oriented framework for mobility research.

Programme organisation: 

Responsible for the strategic alignment of the programme is the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovations and Technology (BMVIT). It is supported by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) and the AustriaTech.

  • The Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology is divided in four sections: I) Executive Committee and Internationale Affairs, (II) Infrastructure Planning and Financing, Coordination, (III) Innovation and Telecommunication and (IV) Transport
  • The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) is the national funding institution for applied research and development in Austria.
  • AustriaTech is a private company whose mission is to maximize the societal benefits of new transport technologies. The company was founded in 2005 as a 100% owned subsidiary of the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit).

The programme "Mobility of the Future" builds up on the previous mobility related research programme IV2Splus (Intelligent transportation systems and services plus)

Leading Institutions:

FFG - Die Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft

Type of funding:
Programme funding arrangements and funding conditions: 

For the period 2012 - 2020 an annual budget of approximately EUR 15 million is foreseen for the programme. Funding is open to Austrian research entities and industry companies with international partners with a budget share of up to 20%.

The latest call (closed February 14 2018) can be found in  (in German).

  • Beneficiaries: Universities and non-university research groups, companies, NGOs, public agencies including transport providers.
  • Coverage: Austria (primarily), international participation possible
  • Measures: Biannual calls for proposals with thematic focus (competitive process), network building activities, dissemination and support for bringing products to market.
  • Eligible Projects: Collaborative and strategic research with application-oriented focus.
Total Budget: 
EUR 120 million
Participating countries: 
Number of projects:
Projects covered: 

The mission-oriented program addresses strategic challenges in the areas of society, environment and economy by focusing on four themes.

The programme supports system-oriented innovation in the fields of passenger and goods transport based on user needs. Complimenting these user-oriented themes the program also supports technical innovation in the fields of transport infrastructure and vehicle technology. This combination encourages development of synergistic solutions designed to address to-day's mobility challenges and helps create a sustainable future-oriented framework for mobility research.

Project Profiles:
  1. 3-dimensional traffic infrastructure planning and consideration of driving dynamics aspects and human factors
  2. A GIS-based digital information platform for the visually impaired and blind people
  3. AALmobi _ cargo-the integrated crowdlogistics and Shareconomy service for AAL and communities
  4. Accompanying study for the preparation of urban mobility labs
  5. Acoustic durability of noise reducing dense or semi-dense asphalt surface layers
  6. ACTIV8II - evidence-based planning support tools for active mobility
  7. Active workers by rearranging the working time regime
  8. ActivE Youth
  9. Affordability of mobility in Austria
  10. Analysis v. Cooperation opportunities for urban midi hubs - Cross-stakeholder approach to the use of infrastructure
  11. Analysis, evaluation and requirements for innovative applications of autonomous vehicles from a transport policy point of view
  12. Applications, experiences, added value generation and Indicator education based on "Austria on the way"
  13. ASFiNAG Video Quality Monitoring
  14. Assessment of potential effects of everyday use of electric miniature vehicles for pedestrians
  15. Assessment of the efficiency of current hedging measures Tunnelnischen and portals in the car crash
  16. Assessment of traffic through automated driving Highways and expressways
  17. Austria-North test region for automated driving with a focus on digitisation and logistics aspects
  18. Austrian concrete benchmark for increasing forecasting quality mechanical properties of modern concretes
  19. Austrian Light Vehicle Proving Region for Automated Driving
  20. Auto. Generation of hazard gauge road graphs in urban areas, use for C-ITS applications and autom. Drive
  21. Automated uncoupling process for railway stations
  22. Automatic storage level measurement for salt deposits
  23. Autonomous Car To Infrastructure communication mastering adVerse Environments
  24. Baggage logistics system to support sustainable, active and equal mobility
  25. BewusstMobil
  26. Bicycle Observatory - At the pulse of cycling
  27. BIM data structure for transport infrastructure
  28. Blockchain technologies in the field of passenger and goods mobility - applications and research potential
  29. Carbon SMC Battery Protection for e-Mobility Body-in-White
  30. Changing mobility behavior in a playful way
  31. CloudConcrete - An Implementation Study
  32. Cold Recycled Asphalt Bases for Optimised Energy & Resource Efficient Pavements
  33. Combined cooling/cooling circuit with environmentally friendly refrigerant CO2 for vehicle with fuel cell
  34. Comfortable mobility through technology integration
  35. CommunityHub: Potential analysis for the joint use of inner-city logistics areas
  36. Conception of a sustainable, cooperative, two-stage distribution system for small consignments in the city of Vienna
  37. Concepts for multifunctional use of the mobility time budget
  38. Concepts of linking transport, production and storage tools to increase the use of secondary raw materials
  39. Connecting areas of roadway constructions - stock analysis and potential for improvement
  40. Connecting Austria - Linking efficient and automated freight traffic from the motorway to the city
  41. Cooperation and Sharing Applications
  42. Cooperative use of agricultural storage areas to consolidate organic food supplies
  43. Crack monitoring and evaluation model of unreinforced tunnel inner shells
  44. Creative Thinking on Crazy Ideas
  45. Cross-system control of transport and intralogistics for sustainable distribution in the physical Internet
  46. Dementia on the move. Study and recommendations for action for dementia-friendly accommodation in the public transport system
  47. Demonstration of an optimal use u. technology-based expansion of Austria on the road i.d. traffic planning
  48. Design of efficient infrastructure development and land management through innovative logistics in the airport region
  49. Detection and warning system of public transport blocking false parkers (continuation)
  50. Determination of length-related sound power levels and Input parameters for CNOSSOS-EU
  51. Develop a concept to promote sustainable rural mobility when starting a family
  52. Development and testing of a mobile system to record the occupancy of zones for dormant freight transport
  53. Development of a model to capture the social effects caused by subsidy programmes to advance mobility research
  54. Development of a new, innovative mobility service for easier use of freighter shipping
  55. Development of a non-motorized goods transport system for local supply
  56. Development of a reactive booking and tariff system for free-floating vehicle sharing services
  57. Development of bimodal high-energy lithium-air battery
  58. Diagnosis of aging, safety and recyclability of Li-ion batteries
  59. Dynamic Kundemation of loading zones, temporary logistics areas, construction sites, etc. using e-Paper technology
  60. Dynamic road safety and information management system
  61. Dynamics and prevention of rebound effects in mobility innovations
  62. Effects of e-commerce on the overall transport system
  63. Efficiency-optimized drive for electric bus
  64. Electric drive train for commercial and commercial vehicles
  65. Electric locomotive with water electrolysis / fuel cell technology for shifting in railway networks with and without overhead contact line
  66. Electric urban freight and logistics
  67. eMaaS
  68. Evaluation of methods to analyse the interaction of cyclists with their surroundings
  69. Evaluation of the procedures in AT and DE to avoid a damaging AKR on concrete carriageways
  70. evRoaming for electric mobility in Europe
  71. Exploitation of the explanatory content in Austria on the way
  72. Exploration of permanent pavement markings with increased resistance against mechanical stress in winter
  73. Flexible package of measures for (re) entry-level cyclists in cycling
  74. Forecast model for life cycle cost optimisation for the operational road maintenance of state and municipal roads
  75. Fostering the implementation of fibre reinforced asphalt mixtures by ensuring its safe, optimized and cost-efficient use
  76. Freight traffic model Eastern Region
  77. Freight transport in Upper Austria» automated – connected – mobile
  78. Functional optimization of battery storage systems in electric road motorcycles
  79. Further development of the engineer model for the evaluation of the Transverse force carrying capacity of prestressed multi-field bridges
  80. Generic data integration platform for the Physical Internet
  81. Geographical Information Support for Healthy Mobility
  82. Goods, logistics and the gender perspective
  83. GrazLog - Innovative Grazer Logistics Optimization
  84. Harnessing the connections of search behavior in Internet search engines and mobility-related issues
  85. High-definition long-range LiDAR for autonomous driving
  86. Highly integrated energy storage for urban transport
  87. Holistic consideration of the deformation behavior of prestressed concrete cantilevered bridges
  88. Holistic evaluation and analysis process for optimized LifeCycle management of noise barriers
  89. Holistic lifecycle assessment of equipment and equipment of transport infrastructure
  90. Identification of multimodal lifestyles with innovative survey technologies
  91. Impact monitoring of programmes managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) 2014-2015
  92. Impact monitoring of programmes managed by the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) 2016
  93. Improving the everyday mobility of people with cognitive impairment and dementia
  94. Indoor navigation and communication in public transport for the blind and visually impaired
  95. Industry 4.0 and the effects on transport logistics
  96. Influences on sound emissions in arches
  97. Innovative digital assistant for the movement spaces of the future
  98. Innovative network design
  99. Integrated coupling of production and transport planning - Optimizing transport efficiency
  100. Integrated planning of road projects
  101. Integrative networking system for the optimization of accompanied routes
  102. Integrative networking system to optimize children's companion pathways
  103. Intelligent Cargo Infrastructures for Intermodal Transport Chains - Transport Management Framework
  104. Intelligent networking of forecast, planning and optimization Designing sustainable transport chains
  105. Intelligent ordering and delivery strategies for reducing freight transport
  106. Intelligent System for Traffic and Road-infrastructure relAted DAta
  107. Interaction of automated vehicles and smart road under real environmental conditions
  108. Interdependencies in goods mobility in conurbations
  109. Intrinsic Safety and Risk of Automotive Li-Ion Batteries
  110. iSTRADA – Intelligent System for Traffic and Road-infrastructure Related Data
  111. Key Components for High Pressure Systems
  112. Knowledge-based platform for predicting mobility bottlenecks and promoting sustainable behavioral change
  113. KoLaMBra - Development of an integrated organizational concept for a cooperative last- mile logistics branch
  114. Last-mile delivery logistics with multiple hubs as well as alternative vehicle and drive technology
  115. Linking data sources to develop Terminal 4.0
  116. Living & Mobility – integration of location-based mobility in the planning process
  117. LoMaCro + Local Marketplace for Crowddelivery +
  118. Low-noise rumble strip
  119. Magnesium Ion Cell
  120. Making full use of Automation for National road TRansport Authorities
  121. MH-APP to support equal, active mobility for persons with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder
  122. MIkro-ÖV and CarsHAring ELegant pinch
  123. Mobility companions to support equal mobility especially for non-routine routes
  124. Mobility for the digitized world of work
  125. Mobility Laboratory Central OÖ
  126. Model and parameters for ballast track behavior as the basis of the bridge dynamics
  127. Monitoring systems for tunnel drainage for on-demand maintenance
  128. Motivation for the change of mobility behavior by gamification of the representation of route alternatives
  129. New measurement methods for recording and evaluating walkability
  130. Operationalization of the Multimodality in passenger transport in Austria
  131. Optimised noise reduction measures on railway bridges
  132. Optimized ceiling design rolling resistance
  133. Optimized repair planning of tunnel-specific structural and electromechanical equipment using LCA
  134. Orchestrating Smart Charging in mass Deployment
  135. Peer to Peer LAstenCycling and Devication Space Sharing
  136. Persuasive integration concepts of bicycle mobility data in computer games of different genres
  137. Planning Process &Tool for Step-by-Step Conversion of the Conventional or Mixed Bus Fleet to a 100% Electric Bus Fleet
  138. Platform for Shunting Operations Compact operating platform for Carrying out shunting work
  139. PONS
  140. Possibility of a conscious design of mobiliilitaet by applying the principle of sufficiency in the 18th. Context
  141. Potential for the use of shared autonomous vehicles in rural areas
  142. Potential of a combined freight/passenger cable car in multimodal urban transport
  143. Potential of interdisciplinary approaches for organizational innovations in freight transport
  144. Potential of S-pedelecs as an effective mobility alternative
  145. Powerful system for sustainable support at all stages of the construction site cycle
  146. Promote active mobility efficiently
  147. Promoting pedestrian traffic in cities through behavior-based and playful interventions
  148. Promoting physical exercise through fitness travel planners for everyday mobility
  149. Psychoacoustic analysis of conspicuous bow sounds
  150. Quality assurance of environmental data collection
  151. Rail Transport Mobility Optimization Extension
  152. Rail-oriented settlement development and accessibility optimization
  153. Reference value assessment for road condition in real transport
  154. Regenerative oxygen-containing diesel substitute fuels as an opportunity for Increasing efficiency and minimizing emissions
  155. Resting facilities 2025+
  156. Safety and acoustics for the isolating tip
  157. Safety IMprovement Using Near Miss Analysis on Road Crossings
  158. Satellite Assisted Warning System
  159. Scalable, open goods exchange system
  160. SENsor networks for EXploration of Dementia
  161. Short circuit detection and localization using Frauscher Tracking Solutions
  162. Small freight transport using active and sustainable forms of mobility
  163. Small goods transport in passenger transport
  164. Smart mobile seating furniture for a quick breather and staying in the street
  165. SmartBOX-Kleingutmobilität 2.0
  166. Social and organizational effects of increasing automations
  167. Sorptive conditioning of electric vehicles
  168. Structural Assessment of Road Infrastructure using Enhanced Engineering Technologies regarding Life Cycle Management
  169. Study of possible propulsion systems for the Ziller Valley Railway away from diesel-powered variants
  170. Substance criterion for superstructure
  171. Supporting active mobility by target group orientation and motivation
  172. Sustainability Assessment for Mobility in Austria
  173. Synergetic area coverage by public transport and low-threshold short trip-private transport
  174. Synergetic land development with public transport and low-threshold short-haul private transport II
  175. System scenarios Automated driving in passenger mobility
  176. Technology development for autonomous driving in public transport
  177. Test region Austria-North for automated driving with a focus on digitization and logistics aspects
  178. Think! First-Online ordering system to promote sustainable goods mobility through a user-centric approach
  179. Tools for overall system planning and management of integrated path chains and multimodal mobility nodes
  180. Trackside Working Wearables holding Warning Actuators
  181. Traffic regulation at toll stations by optimizing lane division
  182. Trimodal transshipment point Port II – Efficient flow through digital networking
  183. Trimodal transshipmentpoint inland port
  184. Trolley 4 Smart Cities
  185. Urban mobility lab LAB
  186. Urban mobility laboratory Graz limitless
  187. Urban Mobility Laboratory to promote innovation projects in personal mobility and Citylogistic in the Sbg Central Area
  188. Usability of public transport premises for sustainable city logistics
  189. Utilization of vehicle-generated data as part of a benchmark tool for transport companies
  190. Vegetation control on roads and railways
  191. Vibration analysis of lithium-ion batteries
  192. Virtual reality for participatory planning and evaluation of demand-oriented and active mobility environments
  193. Ways to increase attractiveness of sustainable forms of mobility by improving safety
  194. Wildlife Control 4.0 Networks
Contact Name: 
Mr Christian Pecharda
Austrian Research Promotion Agency - FFG
Sensengasse 1
Contact country:
+43 05 7755-5030