Key Focuses

Politicians frequently express the core demand of shifting more transport from road to rail, which poses a considerable challenge in terms of management and technology. Since the railway system is extremely complex and always needs to be considered in its entirety, the Department of Rail Technology and Mobility carries out wide-ranging research activities. These cover topics related to the movement of people and goods, construction and safety technology, power supply, railway operation, transport economics and additional disciplines which together make up the rail system.

Current fields of research

Human – Machine Interaction

  • Control Centre Technology
  • Shunting Technologies
  • Ergonomics at the Workplace

Human – Traffic System Interaction

  • Safety in Public Transport
  • Usability of Subsystems
  • Accessibility to Multimodal Mobility Forms

Lifecycle of Technical Systems

  • Sustainable Procurement
  • Optimization of Railway Infrastructure and Vehicles