Munich gets "German Center Mobility of the Future"

Joint innovation approach: Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer plans to set up a Munich centre for research and development of sustainable mobility systems.

Around 200 experts from science and industry and a budget of 500 million euros will enable holistic research on sustainable mobility as well as the development and optimisation of appropriate technologies. In addition to the establishment of workshops and new chairs, the research centre is also to be linked to a practice campus.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering has long been intensively involved with the topic of mobility in several chairs.  For example, the Institute of Automotive Technology and the Chair of Metal Forming and Casting worked, among others, in the "aCar mobility" project launched in 2013 on an ecological and economical vehicle concept for structurally weak regions in sub-Saharan Africa. In the meantime, the award-winning project has led to the founding of Evum Motors. Furthermore, the Hyperloop, which won several international competitions, was also developed by students of the Department of Mechanical Engineering in the student group WARR Hyperloop.

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