Large public organisations tend to create a huge amount of knowledge through commissioned research studies. However, making use of this knowledge often is difficult as technical or scientific reports may be voluminous and/or difficult to digest for non-expert readers.
As mobility is an important part of our life, and the interconnectedness of the economy leads to more and more transport, we expect to see significant growth in freight as well as in passenger transport in the future. Forecasts predict that the global vehicle population – currently about 1.2 billion
40 years ago the first energy research programme of the German government was launched. For the first time this programme provided a structure for non-nuclear energy research. Funded are single projects of limited duration as well as large research institutions over longer time spans.
In 2009 the German government announced the goal to have one million electric vehicles, including battery-electric (BEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) passenger and goods livery vehicles on German roads by 2020. To promote experience and testing of various vehice-, infrastructure- and application
Within the Basis for the Message on Education, Research and Technology 04-07 (BFT-Botschaft 04-07), the Federal Council of Switzerland has launched 12 federal research programmes during the period of 2004-2007. Two research programmes concern the transport sector: "Sustainable spatial development
According to recent projections, the volume of freight traffic is expected to rise from 371 billion tonne-km in 1997 to 608 billion tkm by the year 2015. This corresponds to an increase of 64.1 %. With an expected increase of 105 %, road transit through Germany will contribute a significant share to