Efficient mobility and traffic management systems rely on telematic-based information and control functionalities. Mobility services using current (real-time) traffic data and traffic forecasts are being developed which offer travellers options with respect to route and means of transportation. A further objective here is to improve the overall traffic situation.
The central goal is the development of personalised, mobile, geo-referenced mobility information services.
The work in this sub-programme concentrates on the following points:
- Handling the mobility of persons and the transport of freight in a manner tailored to the individual situation, dependably, and more efficiently (with respect to traffic, cost and environment) where the communication and interaction between users and providers of transportation is improved.
- Improvement of the use of existing resources through more efficient management of infrastructure, traffic and fleets.
- Encouragement of employment in the sector of traffic-related mobile, electronic services and the stimulation of the market of telematics products for traffic-related applications.
No specific organisational structures
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.
(Projektträger Mobilität und Verkehr, Bauen und Wohnen des BMBF; PT MVBW)