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Strategic Initiative (e)Mobility

KSRI’s Strategic Initiative (e)Mobility is concerned with an interdisciplinary scientific approach to current and future services in the area of individual mobility focusing basically on customer needs and performing analyses in close cooperation with partners from industry and science.

Challenges for urban traffic and transport

A globally exploding number of cars as well as growing mobility needs, climate change, scarcity of resources, overcrowded megacities with poor air quality - in the years to come traffic systems will have to face a large number of challenges. The development of new mobility concepts for city traffic seems to represent an attractive solution for many of these problems. Innovation in the sector of information and communication technology may serve as a key technology which creates a significant economic potential.

Autonomous driving vehicles in a multimodal public traffic and transport system is still a vision; its technical implementation appears to be realistic considering the developments of the past years.

Services especially in the context of mobile internet applications have already contributed to a more efficient and user friendly multimodal transport system and will be indispensable in the traffic systems of the future.

Our Strategic Initiative (e)Mobility can significantly contribute to the process of shaping the mobility of the future.


Our research focuses on new services in the area of mobility especially with regard to multimodal navigation on mobile devices and secondly and more particularly to support a successful market penetration of electric vehicles focusing on a synergetic integration into the current energy system, navigation, billing, roaming etc.



Scientific Lead

Patrick Jochem

+49 (721) 608 44590



Scientific Staff

Axel Ensslen

+49 (721) 608 44578

Niklas Kühl

+49 (721) 608 43998

Carola Stryja

+49 (721) 608 45658

Jannis Walk

+49 (721) 608 45625

Christopher Lisson

+49 (721) 608 45633





Selected current projects:


get eReady

The Strategic Initiative (e)Mobility within the project get eReady aims at identifying the key success factors for an economical operation of electric vehicle fleets and the analysis of their workability and effectiveness. In field tests more than 300 electric vehicles and the corresponding charging infrastructure are linked by E-mobility services thus providing a broadly based analysis of user acceptance and benefits to support the assessments.


Delfin - Dienstleistungen für Elektromobilität

The Strategic Initiative (e) Mobility focuses on information technology as a success factor for the implementation and continuity of services in the value creation system of electric mobility. A valuation framework for the classification of existing IT-based electric mobility services contributes to the identification, analysis and location of ongoing projects. Analyzing overlaps between different initiatives and identifying thematic deficits will result in the formulation of concrete recommendations for practice and research.

Further Projects are conducted in cooperation with following research groups at KIT:



Stryja, C., Fromm, H., Ried, S., Jochem, P., Fichtner, W. 2015. On the necessity and nature of e-mobility services – towards a service description framework in: Nóvoa, H.; Drăgoicea, M. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Exploring Service Science 1.5. (Porto, Portugal) Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 201. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-14979-0. pp. 109–122.