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Mobility & Transport

Germany is in motion.

Mobility in Germany is transforming: Traffic forecasts predict an increasing demand for both passenger and freight transport. Simultaneously, the transport system needs to become more sustainable to meet the environmental and climate targets. Strategies for Smart Cities and concepts for the "last mile" in urban areas, for example, help to shape the increasing transport of goods in a sustainable and city-compatible manner.

More than just a switch in drive technology

The subsidisation of electromobility and other alternative drive technologies is only one aspect of sustainable mobility. Our transport system is shaped by a variety of technological developments and social trends. Integrating digital and automated transport services into the overall system requires new strategies and the realignment of transport infrastructure.

New forms of mobility such as ridesharing, ridepooling and e-scooters are not the only factors changing mobility in rural and urban areas. Cycling is also central factor. How much funding should be allocated to the expansion of the cycle transport infrastructure, for example to transport goods by bike in the city centre?

Key to a successful mobility transformation

To successfully transform transport and mobility, comprehensive strategies and substantiated technology impact assessments are essential. Only then can the effects of alternative drive technologies, digitisation and automation, and new mobility offers be evaluated.

Mobility & Transport: A selection of our services

Urban logistics concepts

We develop urban logistics concepts and devise strategies for smart cities.

Profitability calculations

We perform profitability calculations for alternative drive technologies and freight transport simulations.

Traffic automation scenarios

With our traffic automation scenarios, we forecast the mobility of tomorrow.

Mobility analyses

We analyse new forms of mobility such as ridesharing/pooling and e-scooters as well as bicycle traffic.

Our work on this topic

Take a look at our latest projects and activities.

Einspurige Bahnlinie im Morgennebel

Prospects of the railway line Amsterdam – Noord Netherlands – Hamburg


How would the expansion of the rail link between Amsterdam, Noord Netherlands and Hamburg affect socio-economic development? On behalf of the North Netherlands Region, we assessed the potentials.

Smartwatch kontaktloses Bezahlen. Mit intelligenter Uhr an der U-Bahn-Station zu bezahlen.

City life of the future


Prognos is part of the consortium of the BMI programme Model Projects Smart Cities (MPSC).

Ein E-Auto lädt an eine Ladestation.

Prognos Charging Report 2020


The Prognos Charging Report 2020 conducted on behalf of EnBW (Energie Baden-Württemberg) provides an overview of the status quo of charging infrastructure.

Regionalzug fährt durch eine unbebaute Landschaft, im Hintergrund Windräder

Rail Link between Colmar und Freiburg


A renewed rail link between Freiburg and Colmar via Breisach could transport between 3500 and 5900 passengers per day. This is the result of a feasibility study carried out by Prognos and Setec.

zwei LKWs und ein Auto fahren auf einer Autobahn

Globalization of the german automotive industry


A policy brief for the Bertelsmann Stiftung uses the example of the German automotive industry to show the extent to which other countries directly and indirectly contribute value added to the production of this industry.

zwei LKWs und ein Auto fahren auf einer Autobahn

Automated driving spreads only slowly


Automated driving will not be a mass phenomenon in the foreseeable future. This is the result of a study by Prognos AG on behalf of ADAC e.V.

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Sven Altenburg

Head of Mobility & Transport

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About us

Prognos – Providing Orientation.

Prognos is one of the oldest economic research centres in Europe. Founded at the University of Basel, Prognos experts have been conducting research for a wide range of clients from the public and private sectors since 1959 – politically independent, scientifically sound.

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