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DVAG Retail Symposium 2024: Retail & mobility

DVAG Retail Symposium with Dr. Alexandra Appelt

The mobility transition aims to make mobility more socially just and environmentally friendly. However, traffic and urban planning measures to reduce traffic have been criticised by many representatives of the local economy, particularly in the bricks-and-mortar retail sector. Emotions are running high in many places. Those affected fear additional hurdles for the accessibility of their […]

Towards more courageous decision-making

At the IKEM Annual Conference on October 19, renowned experts presented their climate protection strategies for road freight transport. The presentations and subsequent discussions highlighted the challenges currently facing the industry and the urgent need for clear guidance and support from policymakers. IKEM Director Prof. Dr. Michael Rodi “On the one hand, road freight transport […]

Future Mobility Summit

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The Future Mobility Summit, taking place on September 26 and 27, 2023, is an event that brings together influential decision-makers who are actively driving the transformative changes in the field of mobility. Over two days, speakers from politics, science, business and civil society will discuss the common future of mobility and sustainability. This year’s 2023 […]

Driving gender equality: recommendations for more gender-responsive mobility


The distinct needs and experiences of women and men are rarely taken into account in mobility and infrastructure planning, write Katharina Csillak and Sophie Kamenz in a recent analysis. The IKEM researchers propose ways to increase gender equality in practice, using the development of electric charging infrastructure as a case study. ‘Statistics show that most […]

Green light for the AHOI research project

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At the e-mobility conference of the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) on the 21 and 22 March 2023 in Hamburg, the project “Automation of the Hamburg on-demand service with integration into the public transport system” – in short AHOI was launched. The project plans to put a fleet of autonomously and manually controlled […]