The Transport Programme

Ensuring mobility in the future is a central challenge. For many years now, the capacity of passenger and goods transport systems has been expanding. However, there is a constant tension between the individual desire for unlimited mobility, on the one hand, and the overburdened transport system, the effects of traffic on people and the environment, and the high number of accident victims, on the other. What is needed is a modern transport system for people and goods that is sustainable over the long term from an economic, ecological and social perspective.

The strategic goals of this programme include the reduction of traffic-induced stresses on people and the environment, increases in safety and reliability, an efficient utilisation of the existing transport infrastructure, the improvement of multimodal transport use and the extension of the trans-European transport network.

Participating Helmholtz Centres:

German Aerospace Centre (DLR)

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