Sustainable and efficient logistics are essential to supply inner cities in a sustainable way. Urban-compatible logistics avoids bottlenecks in urban infrastructure, is almost noiseless and emits no local pollution.
The possibilities for interlinking and coordinating passenger and freight transport in a smart way are used consistently so that inner cities become more attractive and deliveries are carried out efficiently to the same extent. This includes using electric mobility for the last mile, i.e. quiet delivery vehicles and cargo handling technologies that can be used for urban delivery services even at night and without conflicts with passenger transport. Pioneering technologies of networked communication support dynamic urban deliveries and goods transport, so that these do not obstruct other forms of traffic. New business models of trade, manufacturing companies or the transport industry enable these new concepts to be integrated into business processes. To this end, new approaches are being taken and traditional structures are reassessed and revised.
Fraunhofer Mobility offers research and consultation here in seven relevant topics:
- Initial markets for electric mobility in urban logistics
- Traffic and transportation management and planning
- Navigation and planning journeys
- Business models and acceptance
- Monitoring traffic-related and ecological impacts
- Intelligent and mobile systems for delivering goods
- Multipurpose usage of buildings and areas for logistics