22.11.2016 - 14:56:49
Guest Lecture Wolfgang Niebel, DLR
Innovation on Sustainable Mobility Concepts. Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2016, 9:00-11:30. Venue: IN-EAST School, Geibelstr. 41, Room SG 183.
The IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies is pleased to announce that Wolfgang Niebel, research associate at German Aerospace Center (DLR), is going to visit the IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies.
We cordially invite all interested scientists and students.
New concepts for sustainable mobility are now emerging almost every month somewhere on the world. Amongst them are all forms of electrification – eMobility, shared and collaborative economy, crowd and open approaches. Most of them are innovative on one or more fields. The talk briefly introduces the context of “sustainability” and “mobility”, before diving into the details of some concepts’ realisations by DLR and others. These projects comprise shared electric vehicles, real-time traffic information, and traffic light optimization in Hefei, Anhui, and Shanghai, as well as in Germany. The support of DLR’s Technology Marketing department is shown exemplarily, not to forget standardization efforts in national and European boards.
Wolfgang Niebel graduated from Dresden University of Technology in 2007 with a diploma in Transportation Engineering. During his university time he did internships in different public transportation companies, and attended lessons at the University of Architecture and Civil Engineering in Sofia (Bulgaria) for one year. He was also a transportation and urban development consultant to and member of the city council of Jena, his home town.
Wolfgang Niebel has been working at DLR since 2008, specializing in evaluation and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS). As of 2016 his professional focus turned to innovative public transportation again.
DLR at a glance
DLR is Germany’s national aeronautics and space research centre. Its extensive research and development also comprises the fields of energy, transport, and security. DLR has approximately 8,000 employees at 16 locations in Germany with its HQ in Cologne. The Institute of Transportation Systems is located at the sites Braunschweig and Berlin. About 150 scientists from various fields like engineering, psychology and computer sciences research and develop for automotive and railway systems, public transport, and intermodal traffic management. With this research they make a contribution to increasing safety and efficiency of road and rail bound traffic.