Work, Technology and Participation

Mobility cluster

In the mobility cluster of the ArTe department, we deal with the interactions of social and technological requirements of the transport and energy transition. Within interdisciplinary research projects, we work with partners from industry and administration on solutions for climate-friendly mobility in the city of tomorrow.

The mobility cluster works on the following topics:

Electrification of traffic, public transport, bicycle traffic, drones, stationary traffic and participatory road conversion, acceptance studies of mobility technologies, mobility education, mobility management and data-based traffic analysis.

As part of our projects (see below), we work with administrations, companies, start-ups and other research institutions in Germany and abroad.

Would you like to cooperate with us? We look forward to your contact request.

Project of the cluster


Research campus Mobility2Grid phase 2.

The main field of the research campus is the integration of commercial and private electric road vehicles into decentralized energy networks. In May 2022, the main phase (until 2027) of the research campus Mobility2Grid (M2G) will start under the leadership of the TU Berlin with 36 institutions from science and industry. The focus of the second funding phase is the transfer of approaches to the energy and transport transition from the EUREF area in Berlin Schöneberg to other areas in Berlin.


Electrification of long-haul heavy-duty commercial vehicles with automated battery swapping stations.

The project takes on the development and implementation of an automated battery replacement concept for electrically operated e-trucks up to 40 tons and the associated energy service in the power grid. Among other things, ArTe is responsible for stakeholder participation and for examining user acceptance.

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Inclusive Mobility: Public and Collaborative Trusted Spaces

The project aims to bring public transport passengers together in ad hoc (digital) communities to create spaces for mutual support, to report problems and to build trust using rating mechanisms. Transport companies benefit from real-time insights into passenger perception and new feedback channels.

© Straßen Befreien 2022

Experience traffic turnaround

Free streets

The project is developing the "Manifesto of the Free Road" for the traffic turnaround in cities. It should be aimed at interested local authorities, initiatives and citizens as a practical implementation aid and guide to the traffic turnaround. The focus is on realistic images that are intended to show what city districts with fewer cars and plenty of space for people and non-motorized mobility can look like.

Completed projects

Berlin Mobility Data Hub

The aim of the project is to create a digital data and knowledge platform for the systematic merging of databases of passenger and freight traffic from Berlin, with special consideration of gaining knowledge about the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the local transport system.

EmoTek Flexi

Electromobility workshop for future technology education, flexible in the district

Together with Technische Jugendbildung gGmbH, we are building a workshop for electromobility in the MANEGE youth center on the RÜTLI campus in Berlin. Neighborhood and target group-oriented, practical and investigative, the future technologies of electromobility and renewable energies are to be taught as an extracurricular, leisure-related educational offer.


High reach innovative mobility solutions to cope with transport poverty.

HiReach aims to eliminate transport poverty by triggering new mobility solutions sustained by products scaling up on mixed needs, backed by mobile information technologies and social innovations, using open tools, technology transfer and startup development techniques to find and exploit new business ideas that reach low accessibility social groups and areas.


Sky Limits

The Sky is the Limit - The future use of urban airspace.

The project pursues the research question of which potentials, risks and interests result from the development of urban airspace and which areas of conflict and control tasks are to be expected.


Smart urban mobility in Iranian cities considering climate change mitigation solutions.

The project aim is to create a framework for the exchange of experiences between German and Iranian professors and researchers to review and discuss the best practices of the German transport and energy sector for measures to mitigate climate change and how these best practices for Iranian cities are related can be localized to the ecological, technical and social conditions.


Spin-off of the ArTe EIT project DoNotFear (2019-2020)

The project develops digital and mobile solutions to strengthen public transport. WizGo is a socially intelligent tool with an innovative contribution to the inclusive mobility turnaround for public transport.

Interested in research collaborations?

The department researches the interaction of technology, work and society. All research activities pursue the goal of investigating and promoting the sustainable use of technologies for our society.

Do you have an idea for cooperation in the field of research? Feel free to contact us. We look forward to the exchange!

Employees of the cluster

Dr. Hamid Mostofi Darbani

Cluster Lead


Prof. Dr. Hans-Liudger Dienel


Rozaliia Tarnovetckaia


Martin Schlecht


Tobias Biehle


Dr. Massimo Moraglio



Biehle, T., & Kellermann, R. (2023). Machbarkeitsstudie zur Verbesserung der ländlichen Nahversorgung mit Lieferdrohnen. Standort.

Biehle, T. (2022). Social Sustainable Urban Air Mobility in Europe. Sustainability, 14(15), 9312.

Allianz der freien Straße (Hrsg.). (2022). Manifest der freien Straße. Wöhr, S., Lodder, J., Biehle, T., Böhm, B., Canzler, W., Haus, J., Pfaff, T. JOVIS Verlag. ISBN 978-3-86859-774-5

Straubinger, A., Michelmann, J., & Biehle, T. (2021). Business model options for passenger urban air mobility. CEAS Aeronautical Journal, 12(2), 361–380.



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