The German Aerospace Center (DLR) is Germany's Space Agency and national research centre for aeronautics and space. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space, transportation and energy is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.
In the Institute of Transportation Systems, about 100 scientists from various fields like engineering, psychology and computer sciences are carrying out research on automotive and railway systems as well as on traffic management at the sites Brunswick and Berlin. The research efforts regard demands and impacts within the whole traffic system and contribute to increase the safety and efficiency of road and railway traffic. The scientists cooperate with partners and customers from economy, science and politics on a national and international basis. The quality of the institute's work is attested by ISO 9001:2000 and VDA 6.2.
The Institute of Transportation Systems has participated in several national traffic management projects, such as INVENT, ORINOKO, Soccer, or TrafficOnline and in projects funded by the European Commission, such as CityMobil, CVIS, iTETRIS, or PRE-DRIVE C2X. The spectrum of work reaches from basic research over creating concepts to prototyp development. In addition, DLR analysis traffic management and decision support in the case of major events and disasters in the project VABENE.