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Future Mobility Partnership

Automation and connectivity offer the opportunity to revolutionize the future of mobility. This requires intensive collaboration between actors from different disciplines and organizations in order to create common concepts and standards. The development and validation of automated and connected systems requires extensive resources, but also a high innovation speed in order to survive in global competition.

The Future Mobility Lab combines mobility research at RWTH Aachen University and already serves as a platform for joint research projects. It combines the skills of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, civil engineering, humanities and medicine. In addition, the Future Mobility Lab already has an extensive research infrastructure, such as test tracks including a connected urban test environment, static and dynamic driving simulators, various test vehicles and numerous simulation tools and test benches. Furthermore, there is a comprehensive international network that integrates further research partners and disciplines such as transportation design and law. The Future Mobility Lab will now be opened with the Future Mobility Partnership for members from industry. This makes it possible to create a unique ecosystem in which equal partners develop joint solutions to the challenges of mobility.


Dominik Raudszus
Manager Connected ADAS

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The Future Mobility Partnership is a non-profit association and has the purpose to promote science and research as well as teaching and vocational training. The Chairman of the Executive Board is Prof. Lutz Eckstein, director of the Institute for Automotive Engineering of RWTH Aachen University and initiator of the Future Mobility Lab. The board is advised by the scientific advisory board, which includes professors from the Future Mobility Lab, selected national and international scientists and representatives of ministries, authorities and associations.

The activities of the Future Mobility Partnership are composed of the elements qualification, research and innovation and are defined jointly by the members. Members can help shape new curricula and VET programs, setting the course for graduates to meet future requirements. Theses, which are funded by the Future Mobility Partnership and carried out in close cooperation with the members, create contact with students at an early stage, which is later intensified by means of the alumni network of the association.

The research needs of the members are incorporated into a common research roadmap. This research roadmap is the basis for joint pre-competitive research. The defined research questions are addressed by projects that are coordinated and financed by the Future Mobility Partnership. Depending on the required competences, consortia from institutes of the Future Mobility Lab, members of the Future Mobility Partnership and, if necessary, other partners will be established to carry out the projects. The project results are owned by the Future Mobility Partnership and are available to all core partners. In addition to these projects, which are fully funded by the Future Mobility Partnership and enable a high innovation speed, publicly funded research projects are also coordinated by the association.

The transformation of research results into products, for example by means of cooperation projects or start-ups, is addressed by the building block innovation. In this way, the knowledge generated through joint research is transformed into marketable products and services.

In addition to the core partners, another membership group is defined in the form of network partners, which allows smaller companies to participate in the network of the Future Mobility Partnership with reduced membership fees. However, unlike the core partners, network partners are not involved in the definition of research projects and do not benefit from their results.

Aldenhoven Testing Center (ATC)

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Human-Computer Interaction Center (HCIC)

Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika)

Institute for Communication Technologies and Embedded Systems (ICE)

Institute of High Frequency Technology (IHF)

Institute of Automatic Control (irt)

Institute of Rail Vehicles and Transport Systems (IFS)

Institute of Urban and Transportation Planning (ISB)