Technological developments in the field of mobility are strongly driven by the objective of reducing carbon dioxide emissions and consumption.
This applies to all forms of mobility, from road traffic to aviation.
New materials are the prerequisite for the development and safe and flexible use of new mobility concepts with modern energy sources. The most obvious example of this is the path towards electromobility, which is particularly climate-friendly when regenerative energies are used in vehicles. New materials in the field of battery technologies or in the form of hydrogen storage systems make a major contribution here.
Another research focus is on reducing the weight of vehicles. The lower the vehicle weight, the less energy has to be used and the more climate- and resource-friendly mobility can remain an integral part of our lives. This is where multi-material approaches in lightweight vehicle construction can help. New fiber composites and hybrid construction methods in vehicle and aircraft construction are driven in particular by material innovations.