transport and mobility research

The future of transport surveys

The DLR MovingLab enables mobility behaviour to be recorded and analysed and thus enables long-term surveys as well as additional questionnaires in the field of transport and mobility research.


Measuring mobility with smartphones

The DLR MovingLab provides a survey method which is based on mobile devices for questions concerning transport and mobility research.

Using mobile devices, such as smartphones for example, opens up completely new possibilities when surveying mobility data. The precise position of a person can be defined several times per minute using positioning and movement sensors.


IAA – New Mobility World 2019

The DLR MovingLab will be represented at the IAA – New Mobility World 2019. From 10 – 15 September 2019, we will be presenting the MovingLab in Frankfurt am Main and demonstrating the opportunities provided by sensor-supported transport surveys.

The Event


The DLR MovingLab will be presented to any interested members of the general public at the ‘Long Night of the Sciences’, the Lange Nacht Der Wissenschaften, in Berlin-Adlershof. Stop by and have a look at how the surveyed data can be used in transport research!

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New model – GPS logger

We are re-engineering the first generation of GPS loggers and will soon be presenting a new model with many small improvements in comfort and reliability.




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Project EVer & BEniVer

This study examines the use of vehicles and the refuelling behaviour of cars registered in Germany.

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I take the strain off cities

With 23 models of cargo bicycles in five designs and 150 test bicycles, we want to provide concrete motivation for an environmentally-friendly transport shift in a practical test at hundreds of companies and public institutions.

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