Mobility of Goods

Mobility of the Future Preliminary Results - Mobility of Goods

The logistics industry is in upheaval. Growing cities, e-commerce and smart production processes are new challenges for the transport logistics industry. These include the increasing number of small-scale deliveries in cities, which is having an impact on air quality, noise and traffic volumes. However, these significant challenges also give rise to opportunities for making the transport of goods more efficient and more environmentally friendly. It’s about alternative propulsion systems and the conversion to environmentally friendly modes of transport, such as the railways. It’s also about using networking, digitisation and cooperations to organise the transport of goods efficiently and to sharply reduce the environmental burden. The Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) is supporting the search for new ways in the transport industry. With the research programme Mobility of the Future, the BMK is placing a special focus on projects that research, develop and try out new forms of logistical organisation.

From 2012 to 2016, the Ministry supported 62 transport logistics research projects with a total of EUR 12.8 million. This brochure gives you an overview both of the projects completed to date and of the national and European activities that the BMK is involved in.

Mobility of the Future Preliminary Results - Mobility of Goods (PDF, 14 MB)