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.


    • Mobility, Sustainability, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    Electric trucks: ultra-fast charging in the megawatt range

    Consortium developing solution for low-emission cargo transport

    It is an ambitious goal: By 2030 the German government aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 65 percent compared to 1990. But how? With partners from industry and research institutes, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are working on prototypes for an electric-powered truck and the charging station it will need.

  • “The road of the future is digital”

    Interview with Prof. Alois Knoll on the benefits of intelligent traffic systems

    A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been working in the Providentia and Providentia++ projects to equip busy roads with advanced sensor technology. With artificial intelligence (AI), the data are digitally twinned to create a model of the real-world traffic situation. In this interview project leader Alois Knoll, a professor of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Embedded Systems, explains the underlying vision – and what needs to be done to keep pace with the future of digital mobility.

  • TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann, the Bavarian Minister of Transport Kerstin Schreyer and IABG Managing Director Rudolf F. Schwarz signing the agreement on the new test field.
    • Mobility, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    Bavarian test facility for intelligent mobility

    TUM, IABG and Bavarian Ministry of Transport join forces

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG) are building a new test bed for intelligent mobility concepts. With funding from the Bavarian Ministry of Transport, the facility will be used to explore the interaction of future autonomous transport systems and their safe and standardized operation.

  • The TUM Boring Team in Las Vegas with the trophy for winning "Not-a-Boring-Competition".
    • Mobility, Studies
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    TUM Boring wins in Las Vegas

    TUM students win Elon Musk's "Not-a-Boring Competition"

    Elon Musk's "Not-a-Boring Competition" was held in Las Vegas on Sunday. Eight student teams from around the world competed against one another, drilling with boring machines they had constructed themselves. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) team, TUM Boring, managed to drill 22 of the total 30 meters necessary and came away the undisputed winner.

  • A vision for the mobility of the future: the Hyperloop superfast train.
    • Mobility, Sustainability, Event
    • Reading time: 5 MIN

    Faster, more sustainable and smarter travel

    TUM presents the mobile world of the future at IAA MOBILITY

    Will a hyperloop train soon whisk us from Munich to Berlin in just 30 minutes? Will artificial intelligence control our vehicles in the future? And how can we create more effectively networked, climate-friendly forms of urban mobility? These issues are being explored by scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Their research projects will be presented at IAA MOBILITY in Munich from September 7–12.

  • TUM experts will play a key role in research and development at the new Hydrogen Technology User Center.
    • Mobility, Sustainability, Campus news
    • Reading time: 2 MIN

    Go-ahead for technology user center in Bavaria

    TUM expanding hydrogen research

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is delighted that a Hydrogen Technology User Center (WTAZ) in Pfeffenhausen, near Landshut, has now been greenlighted. TUM will participate in the research and development work at the new Center as part of a Bavarian consortium. The decision in favor of this location was announced today by the Federal Ministry of Economics and the Bavarian state government.

  • Dr. Kai Zosseder at the geothermal plant of Stadtwerke München in Messestadt Riem. Geothermal energy is one of the many resources below ground.
    • Mobility, Sustainability, Research news
    • Reading time: 3 MIN

    Urban planning: Precious resources far below the surface

    TUM geologists create 3D underground model of Munich

    Our cities are growing. This leads to increasing use of resources below ground, for example when building underground train systems, using geothermal heat or developing drinking water supplies. Researchers at TUM have generated a 3D underground model of Munich. It has yielded surprising insights, as Dr. Kai Zosseder of the Chair of Hydrogeology explains.

  • New early warning system for self-driving cars

    AI recognizes potentially critical traffic situations seven seconds in advance

    A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a new early warning system for vehicles that uses artificial intelligence to learn from thousands of real traffic situations. A study of the system was carried out in cooperation with the BMW Group. The results show that, if used in today’s self-driving vehicles, it can warn seven seconds in advance against potentially critical situations that the cars cannot handle alone – with over 85% accuracy.

  • The new design combines the functions of sports equipment and wheelchair.
    • Mobility, Sustainability, Research news
    • Reading time: 4 MIN

    Hybrid bike increases autonomy

    TUM researchers develop hybrid handbike for the disabled

    Unlike the classic bicycle, the handbike is powered by the arms and is one of the most popular pieces of sports equipment among paraplegics. But there's one major drawback: While on the go with a handbike, the rider has no wheelchair handy, for example to go shopping or go to a restroom. The new hybrid "BikAble" design, developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), combines the functions of the sports apparatus and the wheelchair.

  • Prof. Wolfgang Kellerer in his lab.

    “6G will be human-focused”

    Prof. Wolfgang Kellerer on the next wireless communications generation

    From hologram-based communications to remote-controlled surgical procedures – the 6G wireless standard will make many high-tech applications a reality. A major project now being launched at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) aims to establish the key technical criteria for the new standard. In this interview, project leader Prof. Wolfgang Kellerer explains how 6G will become the most intelligent wireless network, when Germany could take on a leading role and why, in the world of research, new speed records are less important than ensuring 99.999999999% reliability.