Profilregion Mobilitätssysteme Karlsruhe

The Profilregion Mobilitätssysteme Karlsruhe stands for the networking of regional partners in the field of mobility research in order to jointly develop efficient, intelligent and integrated solutions in a High Performance Centre.

Around the core of the founding partners, the network is to be permanently expanded through the integration of industrial partners from medium-sized businesses to large-scale industry. The common goals are to enable a bidirectional exchange of knowledge between research institutions and industry, to create research agendas, to initiate joint project projects and to develop synergy potentials in order to generate the greatest possible benefit for all participants.

Fraunhofer ISI coordinates the subproject »Urban Mobility in Transition«. This subproject deals with the effects of demographic change and urbanization on everyday mobility and, building on this, with the development of new mobility concepts.

Fraunhofer ISI is also working on the technology assessment of the social and economic effects of the introduction of cooperative driving in the subproject »Introduction scenarios for cooperative networked driving«

Mobility is important for economic development and social participation. Mobility in cities is changing due to numerous changes and increasing emission problems. There is a trend towards urbanisation, which will increase the need for mobility in cities and surrounding regions. This goes hand in hand with space problems, increased congestion and a reduction in traffic speed. At the same time, the population is showing signs of increasing environmental awareness with regard to climate change and local emissions, increasing mobility poverty and the desire for a green urban environment with a high quality of life. Another major challenge is the ageing of society. In order to meet these challenges, new mobility services, forms of mobility and low-emission drive trains must be developed and used to actively shape the change in urban mobility.

The subproject »Urban Mobility in Transition« is dedicated to these aspects. The following research questions are to be answered here:

  • What are the requirements for future mobility from the point of view of city dwellers? Which of the new mobility offers appear to be particularly attractive and which deployment scenarios are derived from them? (AP1)
  • What role will alternative car drive trains and new mobility concepts tailored to alternative car drive trains play in cities in the future? What is the supply infrastructure for this? (AP2)
  • How can city logistics be redesigned in the future and what effects will this have on the overall mobility concept in cities? (AP3)
  • How do companies contribute to the use of new forms of mobility in company mobility management? (WP4)
  • What changes do mobility services bring about? (WP5)
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of electrifying the Karlsruhe taxi fleet? (AP6)

Answering the individual partial questions is considered in the development of a holistic urban mobility vision for 2030 (AP7). In addition, a regional vision will be developed in workshops in a concept for the profile region (city of Karlsruhe and surrounding area).  






  • Doll, Claus; Dütschke, Elisabeth: Urbane Mobilität ist multimodal und elektrisch; KommP spezial; 2017; Heft 4/2017
  • Dütschke, Elisabeth; Peters, Anja: Why are individuals likely to change to sustainable modes of transport like carsharing and electric vehicles? An empirical analysis; 2017
  • Funke, Simon; Burgert, Tobias: Electrification potential of a taxicab fleet-- A techno-economic case study from Karlsruhe, Germany; VPPC 2017; Belfort, France; 2017
  • Funke, Simon; Plötz, Patrick: A techno-economic analysis of fast charging needs in Germany for different ranges of battery electric vehicles; EEVC; Genf, Schweiz; 2017
  • Globisch, Joachim: Consumers’ Evaluation of Public Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles ; 7th International Symposium on Energy; Manchester, Großbritannien ; Journal of Energy Challenges and Mechanics (JECM); 2017
  • Globisch, Joachim; Dütschke, Elisabeth; Schleich, Joachim: Acceptance of Electric Passenger Cars in Commercial Fleets; Transportation Research Part D; 2017
  • Gnann, Till; Plötz, Patrick; Globisch, Joachim; Schneider, Uta; Dütschke, Elisabeth; Funke, Simon; Wietschel, Martin; Jochem, Patrick; Heilig, Michael; Kagerbauer, Martin; Reuter-Oppermann, Melanie: Öffentliche Ladeinfrastruktur für Elektrofahrzeuge - Ergebnisse der Profilregion Mobilitätssysteme Karlsruhe; Karlsruhe, Deutschland; 2017
  • Gnann, Till; Plötz, Patrick; Kühn, André; Wietschel, Martin: How to decarbonise heavy road transport? ECEEE; Hyeres, Frankreich; 2017
  • Gnann, Till; Stephens, Tom; Lin, Zhenhong; Plötz, Patrick; Liu, Changzheng; Brokate, Jens: What drives the PEV market? – An international comparison of PEV market diffusion models; EEVC; Genf, Schweiz; 2017
  • Gnann, Till; Wietschel, Martin; Plötz, Patrick: Market diffusion of electric vehicles in Germany; Workshop Electro Mobility in Northwestern Germany – Experiences and Perspectives; Delmenhorst, Deutschland; 2017
  • Guth, Daniel; Globisch, Joachim; Ensslen, Axel; Jochem, Patrick; Dütschke, Elisabeth; Fichtner, Wolf: Electric Vehicle Procurement Decisions in Fleets: Results of a Case Study in South-Western German; EVS30; Stuttgart, Deutschland; 2017; 10.5445/IR/1000075816
  • Peters, Anja; Hanss, Daniel: Integrated multimodal mobility concepts: Preferences and interest to adopt among car-sharing users; ICEP 2017; A Coruña, Spanien; 2017
  • Peters, Anja; Hanss, Daniel: Integrated multimodal mobility concepts: Preferences and interest to adopt among car-sharing users; Kongress der Fachgruppe Verkehrspsychologie der DGPs; Bergisch Gladbach, Deutschland; 2017
  • Plötz, Patrick; Funke, Simon: Mileage electrification potential of different electric vehicles in Germany; EEVC; Genf, Schweiz; 2017
    Plötz, Patrick; Funke, Simon; Jochem, Patrick: Empirical fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles; Journal of Industrial Ecology; 2017
  • Plötz, Patrick; Funke, Simon; Jochem, Patrick; Wietschel, Martin: CO2 Mitigation Potential of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles larger than expected; Nature Scientific reports; 2017
  • Plötz, Patrick; Gnann, Till; Sprei, Frances: What are the effects of incentives on plug-in electric vehicle sales in Europe?; ECEEE; Hyeres, Frankreich; 2017
  • Plötz, Patrick; Sprei, Frances; Jakobsson, Niklas: On the distribution of individual daily driving distances; Transportation Research B; 2017
  • Reuter-Oppermann, Melanie; Funke, Simon; Jochem, Patrick; Graf, Felix: How Many Fast Charging Stations Do We Need Along the German Highway Network?; EVS30 ; Stuttgart, Deutschland; 2017
  • Schneider, Uta: User perceptions of the emerging hydrogen infrastructure for fuel cell electric vehicles; ECEEE; Hyeres, Frankreich; 2017
  • Schneider, Uta; Hilgert, Tim: Familienmobilität in Städten: Wie sind Familien im Alltag mobil und welche Anforderungen haben sie an neue Mobilitätskonzepte? ISI Working Paper; August 2017; 2017
  • Schneider, Uta; Hilgert, Tim; Kagerbauer, Martin: Cycling attitudes and behaviour of families in urban areas - temporal developments and findings from current surveys; International Cycling Conference; Mannheim, Deutschland; Transportation Research Part A; 2017


  • Dütschke, Elisabeth: Why are individuals likely to change to sustainable modes of transport like carsharing and electric vehicles? Behave Energy Conference Sept. 2016; Coimbra, Portugal; 2016
  • Dütschke, Elisabeth; Peters, Anja : Why are individuals likely to choose car-sharing? An empirical analysis from urban centres in Baden-Württemberg; Cosmobilities Conference Nov. 2016; Bad Boll, Deutschland; 2016
  • Dütschke, Elisabeth; Peters, Anja: Reducing energy consumption in the transport sector: What influences individual; ISI Energy Efficiency; 2016
  • Peters, Anja; Hanss, Daniel; Aguilar, Andrea; Elsen, Swaantje; Emsmann, Florian; Hendricks, Ina; Keller, Anna; Tegtmeier, Christina: Interest and expectations of car-sharing-users regarding integrated multi-modal mobility concepts – study design; Cosmobilities Conference Nov. 2016; Bad Boll, Deutschland; 2016
  • Schneider, Uta: What if the car was electric? An analysis of mobility-related Leitbilder in families with children; Behave Energy Conference Sept. 2016; Coimbra, Portugal; 2016
  • Schneider, Uta: The demands of families in regard to car-sharing concepts and integrated mobility services; Cosmobilities Conference Nov. 2016; Bad Boll, Deutschland; 2016


January 2016 to June 2018, March 2019 to December 2020


  • Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing in Baden-Württemberg
  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft


  • Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT)
  • Fraunhofer ICT, IOSB, ISI and IWM
  • University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe
  • FZI Research Center for Information Technology