Mobility

Reinventing mobility to meet the grand global challenges: At TUM we are shaping the sustainable mobility of the future. Autonomous driving, air taxis and new means of transportation such as the Hyperloop are already reality for us. Our intelligent concepts for traffic and transport planning make urban and rural areas more liveable and attractive. Discover our solutions for the mobility of tomorrow.


  • Computer scientists have developed software that prevents autonomous cars from causing accidents.
    • Mobility, Artificial Intelligence, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    The accident preventers

    Security software for autonomous vehicles

    Before autonomous vehicles participate in road traffic, they must demonstrate conclusively that they do not pose a danger to others. New software developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) prevents accidents by predicting different variants of a traffic situation every millisecond.

  • The Lilium Founders (from left to right): Sebastian Born, Patrick Nathen, Daniel Wiegand, Matthias Meiner.
    • Mobility, Entrepreneurship
    • Reading time: 2 MIN

    The TUM start-up family boasts its second "unicorn"

    Valuation of start-up Lilium tops $1 billion

    Its product is designed to impact the future of mobility: Lilium, a start-up founded at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is developing an electric-powered flying taxi. Based on its technology and the successes of the latest funding round, the company is now valued at over $1 billion. This places it alongside the world's most successful start-ups: the "unicorns". Following Celonis, which achieved unicorn status in 2018, Lilium is the second start-up founded at TUM to join this elite club.

  • The flight demonstrator of the project FLEXOP at the Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen.
    • Mobility, Research news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    Super-efficient wing takes off

    Aeroelastic wing's first flight at Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen

    In a joint effort by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), researchers have successfully developed new technologies for lighter aircraft wings that are still extremely stable. These innovative wings could soon make flying both greener and more cost-efficient. Known as aeroelastic wings, on Tuesday they made their successful first flight at the airfield in Oberpfaffenhofen.

  • TUM-President Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann, Domenik Radeck, Sofía Ramírez, Minister President Dr. Markus Söder, TUM-Vice-President Prof. Thomas Hofmann, Gabriele Semino,  Bavarian Minister of Science and Art Bernd Sibler.
    • Mobility, Campus news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    Bavaria boosts the Hyperloop vision

    Bavaria's Minister President Söder visits the Hyperloop pros at TU Munich

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is racing to the future with the Hyperloop. Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk came up with the idea of a high-speed train that will move through a tube at close to the speed of sound. TUM is working on this idea, as well as on other mobility concepts of the future. Specific plans include a new professorship, an expanded project team, large-scale research facilities and a test track at the site of the new Department of Aerospace and Geodesy (LRG) in Taufkirchen/Ottobrunn on the outskirts of Munich. TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann spoke about these plans during a visit by Minister President Dr. Markus Söder in Garching.

  • TUM's research aircraft lands fully automatically without ground-based systems
    • Mobility, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    "Eyes" for the autopilot

    Successful automatic landing with vision assisted navigation

    Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft. While major airports have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe navigation of the aircraft, this is usually not the case at smaller airports. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and their project partners have now demonstrated a completely automatic landing with vision assisted navigation that functions properly without the need for ground-based systems.

  • The fourth pod made by the TUM students is almost 1.70 meters long, 50 cm wide and weighs approximately 70 kilograms.
    • Mobility, Campus news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    "The result of four years of evolution"

    TUM Hyperloop presents new prototype

    Munich to Berlin in 30 minutes: Hyperloop could make it possible. Entrepreneur Elon Musk conceived the idea of a super-high-speed train that shoots through a tube system. Musk launched the "SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition" in 2015. Students from around the world have already pitted their prototypes for the passenger capsule or "pod" against one another in three separate rounds. And all three times the prototype from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) made it to the finish line fastest. Now the team is introducing its fourth pod.

  • Flight simulator for aerial taxis
    • Mobility, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    A vertical take-off into the mobility of tomorrow

    Control system developed for electric vertical take-off flying taxi prototype

    In the near future we may see electric vertical take-off aircraft taking passengers to their destinations as aerial taxis high above traffic jams. But the flight system controls for these aircraft still represent a major challenge. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have applied their enormous expertise in this area to develop a control technology which is now being used in the prototype V600 from AutoFlightX.

  • Forscherinnen und Forscher der TUM sind am EIT KIC Urban Mobility beteiligt.
    • Mobility, Campus news

    Innovation network: TUM shapes the mobility of the future

    "MOBiLus" consortium chosen for major European project EIT-KIC Urban Mobility

    The European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) has announced the winner of the competition for the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in the area of urban mobility. The EIT chose the consortium "MOBiLus", in which Technical University of Munich (TUM) plays an essential role. Here 48 international partners are working to develop solutions for sustainable urban traffic. One of the five Innovation Hubs is in Munich at TUM. The EU will contribute 400 million Euros to the major billion-Euro project, which is headquartered in Barcelona.