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.

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Event with Bavarian Minister President Söder and Minister Blume

Groundbreaking for TUM Hyperloop test segment in Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen

The next milestone for the Technical University of Munich (TUM) Hyperloop research program has been achieved. The groundbreaking for the 24-meter-long TUM Hyperloop test segment took place on September 30, 2022 at the Ottobrunn/Taufkirchen site. The event was attended by Bavaria's Minister President Dr. Markus Söder and the Bavarian Minister of Science and the Arts Markus Blume. The test segment is the first of its kind in Europe.

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Mobility Sustainability Research
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TUM Science Magazine „Faszination Forschung“

Latest Issue on Smart Mobility

Mobility and goods transport have to become more climate-friendly, low-noise, low-emitting, intelligent and connected in the future. In addition, it is vital that we embed new forms of mobility into existing infrastructures and integrate them into highly livable urban design. This issue of "Faszination Forschung" is dedicated to the topic of smart mobility. We share some fascinating insights with you into the ideas, goals and achievements of our researchers.

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Mobility Research
Oliver Zipse (2nd f.r.) with TUM President Thomas Hofmann (2nd f.l.) and the deans Gunther Friedl and Christoph Gehlen.
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BMW CEO to lecture on the transformation of the automotive industry

Oliver Zipse appointed honorary professor

Oliver Zipse, the CEO of BMW AG, has been appointed to an honorary professorship at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He has been lecturing on the transformation of the automotive industry at the TUM School of Management since 2019.

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Mobility Campus news Studies President
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Researchers transmit digital twin of road traffic situation into vehicles

Bird’s-eye view improves safety of autonomous driving

In the Providentia++ project, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have worked with industry partners to develop a technology to complement the vehicle perspective based on onboard sensor input with a bird’s-eye view of traffic conditions. This improves road safety – also for autonomous driving.

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Artificial Intelligence Mobility

New findings for TUM study on the 9 Euro Ticket

A little over 50 euros acceptable for 9 Euro Ticket successor

The experimental "9 Euro Ticket" general transit pass has run its course and the calls for a successor pass are growing. A study conducted by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) accompanied more than 2000 people during the 9 Euro Ticket trial period, interviewing them on a regular basis. In addition to questions on mobility behavior, information on the price which the participants were willing to pay for a follow-up pass also played an important role.

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Mobility Sustainability Research
Metro station in Munich
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Digital data on mobility patterns in the Munich region

More people opt for bus and rail travel

The introduction of the nine-euro ticket led to changes in the mobility behavior of many people in the Munich region. A study conducted at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows that more than 20 percent of participants had not previously used public transportation and now take buses and trains. Around one third of the participants were making greater use of public transportation than before. The study is the only research project on the nine-euro ticket to use digital data documenting actual journeys.

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Mobility Sustainability Research
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Mobility of the future: New MOOC on Urban Air Mobility

Air traffic to avoid urban traffic collapse

How can we keep traffic infrastructure from collapsing in the world's cities of several million residents or more? One way might take us upwards: Urban air traffic, the topic of a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in English language being offered by the Institute for LifeLong Learning at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) together with the Munich Aerospace research association.

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Mobility Campus news Studies
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Call to participate in citizen's research project

Changes in mobility behavior

A new study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) will focus the future of mobility in the greater Munich metropolitan area. All residents of the city and the surrounding areas will have the opportunity to participate directly and help build an important basis for future political decisions. Online surveys conducted from May to December 2022 will capture residents' behavior relating to mobility, energy use and consumption. Here the primary focus is on the specific impacts of the State relief package which includes a fuel tax cut and the Nine Euro Ticket for local public transportation for three months.

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Start-up "DeepDrive" builds platform with integrated electric drive technologies

Plug-and-play meets the electric car

Developing new electric car models is complicated and expensive. The founders of the start-up DeepDrive, which began at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), want to change that: The modular platforms they have developed with integrated batteries and highly efficient in-wheel motors include drive system, steering, brakes and chassis. Manufacturers can use these platforms as a basis for quickly building new models and bringing them to market.

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Mobility Sustainability Entrepreneurship
Prof. Markus Lienkamp believes in the future of autonomous motorsports.
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Interview with Prof. Markus Lienkamp on autonomous motor sports

"Formula 1 could see driverless race cars as early as 2025"

A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed software which lets race cars compete in motor sports without a driver. The TUM Autonomous Motorsport Team was able to take 1st and 2nd place at the Autonomous Challenges in Indianapolis and most recently at the CES in Las Vegas. Does this technology have the potential to revolutionize racing? Markus Lienkamp, Professor for automotive technology, tells us the answer.

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