Projects

Transport research at the DLR is carried out in theme-centred projects: the relevant DLR institutes research concrete solutions in an interdisciplinary way. All projects benefit from being pooled in the DLR together with its other programs Aeronautics, Space and Energy, as well as networking with politics, the economy and science.

NGT-FuN: Research Facility NGT-Running Gear

The „Next Generation Train“ (NGT) is a guiding concept for transportation research at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). This lightweight, high-speed double-deck train serves as a framework for the development of concepts, methods and technologies for future rail transport. The...

VMo4Orte - Networked Mobility for Livable Places

Mobility of people and goods are fundamental prerequisites for livable, climate-robust and competitive cities and their surrounding areas. At the same time, the negative consequences of the resulting traffic in terms of air and noise pollution, the design and distribution of...

U-SHIFT

Information on the vehicle concept The concept The autonomous, driverless, U-Shift electric vehicle concept enables a new type of modularity by separating the driving module from the transport capsule, thus creating new intermodality, new products and business models. The drive...

HI-DRIVE

HI-DRIVE addresses a number of key challenges that currently hinder the progress of vehicle automation developments Hi-Drive addresses a number of key challenges, which are currently hindering the progress of developments in vehicle automation. Our key aim is to advance the state...

Vector21

Detailed bottom-up market simulation incorporating DLR knowledge Since 2007 the DLR Institute of Vehicle Concepts is conducting research on the underlying causalities and interdependencies of vehicle markets. VECTOR21 incorporates this knowledge in a detailed bottom-up scenario...

EASIER - sEAmless SustaInable EveRyday urban mobility

Within the EASIER joint project, the sub-project "Attractive Transfers" of the DLR Institute of Transport Research aims to increase the share of active mobility (walking and cycling) and of public transport (PT) in the modal split by designing and planning attractive access to PT...

NGT BIT Slip Coaching and Virtual Coupling Demonstrator

NGT – The Next Generation Train For more than ten years, the German Aerospace Center (DLR - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e. V.) has been researching a concept for a future high-speed train, the Next Generation Train (NGT). The initial focus is on the design of a...

Air2X

Digitalisation is fundamentally changing our mobility in many areas. In addition to self-driving cars, airborne drones are playing an ever-increasing role in an automated and connected transport system of tomorrow. Possible applications include the transport of vital medical...

EVer: Energy and Transport

In order to achieve Germany's environmental goals, major changes in the energy and transport sectors are required. In the energy sector, the switch to renewable electricity has already begun and significant progress has been made, although further development of renewables...

Half of the railway lines in the European Union are electrified and already enable local emission-free rail transport. Diesel-powered trains are used on the remaining sections of the lines. In the EU project FCH2RAIL (Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Pack for Rail Applications), the...

EUFAL: Electric Urban Freight and Logistics

Although it is commonly believed that EVs are suited to perform last mile deliveries in particular in urban areas, only some companies make use of electric delivery vehicles. Up to now, electric vehicles have been considered as perfect substitutes of conventional vehicles. But...

MEDIAS

MEDIAS: Development of methods for efficient access to research data in data portals Background The user-centric provision of information about data and the data itself is increasingly gaining importance through the general availability of new approaches for the publication...

ITSforAsia

The DLR is working over 10 years in the field of sustainable transport for (upcoming) Megacities and urban areas generally. Outgoing from China in 2002, several joint projects and EC-projects were conducted and led to an good network with reliable project participants in economy...

IMPACT-1 - The Railway of the Future

Shift2Rail has a vision of radically transformed mobility for the people, regions and business of Europe. This is necessary to face the challenges from the most important current societal trends e.g. climate change, urbanisation, territorial and social cohesion.

VABENE++

The goal is to efficiently manage the required rescue logistics and the nearby traffic flow even under extreme conditions, thereby enabling response teams to rapidly reach the locations where they are needed. Research focuses on such areas as simulation and large-scale traffic...

NGT CARGO

The NGT CARGO trains will be composed of individual CARGO wagons and high-performance locomotives, as required. The individual CARGO wagons each have a built-in engine with lower performance as well as an energy reservoir on board. This means that they are able, autonomously and...

NGT HST

The DLR develops concepts to show the trends and technologies for future rail vehicles. The main goals of the Next Generation Train (NGT) project are shorter travel times and reductions in specific energy consumption, noise emissions, and wear, while increasing passenger safety...

NGT LINK

The DLR develops concepts to show the trends and technologies for future rail vehicles. The main goals of the Next Generation Train (NGT) project are shorter travel times and reductions in specific energy consumption, noise emissions, and wear, while increasing passenger safety...