The Business Unit Mobility conducts research on the systemic and economic aspects of passenger and freight transport. Research topics include the economic, social and environmental effects of transport policy strategies, investment programs and emerging technologies, sustainability assessments, innovative business models, implementation and transformation paths, acceptance issues, and industry structures. The Business Unit examines all modes of transport as well as strategies and impacts from the local to the global level, and develops and applies different modeling tools to do so. These include the system dynamics transport and economic model ASTRA, the agent-based transformation model MATISSE and the economic analysis model ISI-Makro. The Business Unit Mobility advises clients from politics, business and industry using these and other tools, and in close cooperation with national and international partners.

Coordinator of the Business Unit is Dr. Michael Krail.