Research & Innovation

The Department of Mobility Systems Engineering (MOS) bundles the TUM School of Engineering and Design's extensive research expertise in mobility to understand current and future trends in global passenger and freight mobility. By examining mobility from a socio-technical perspective, we pinpoint key issues, understand potential trends, and analyze the societal and environmental impacts of new mobility systems. By developing, maintaining and applying a range of state-of-the-art scientific tools for the mobility sector, the department aims to evaluate future shifts in mobility from a technological perspective.

Topics & Projects

The topics and focus areas at the Department MOS deal with solutions for the mobility of tomorrow: 

  • Design of sustainable mobility spaces
  • Analysis of mobility behavior
  • Development of new mobility options 
  • Location networking and connected driving 
  • Automation and electrification 
  • Optimization of traffic and transport systems

Doctoral Studies

Prospective and current doctoral candidates can find all essential information at the Graduate Center of Engineering and Design. more

Career & Perspectives

The TUM School of Engineering and Design promotes young researchers and supports next steps in academic careers – from doctorate to professorship. more

Lifelong Learning

The TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning offers a wide range of education programs for executives & professionals, TUM employees and students. more

Research Platform TUM.Mobility 

The interdisciplinary research platform of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) develops strategies for the mobility of the future within the framework of the excellence strategy TUM AGENDA 2030. All six professorships of the Department MOS are also members of the interdisciplinary initiative. more

Munich Cluster MCube

The Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions aims to use the unique geographic concentration of innovation actors in the mobility sector in the Munich region as a "learning region" to develop scalable solutions with model character for metropolitan regions in Germany and worldwide. more

openLAB Urban Mobility

openLAB is an open laboratory for exchange on the future of urban mobility. Students and young researchers conduct research on transdisciplinary projects with public participation as well as internal and external Europe-wide partners. Results are incorporated into practical and scientific teaching. more