Intelligent Transport Systems
High Tech Creating the Future Today
The capital region provides the optimal conditions for developing and testing new technologies
Intelligent transport system (ITS) solutions have become part of daily life. They are also the key components of modern mobility solutions. These solutions span a broad spectrum of applications, including driver assistance systems in vehicles, fleet management applications in freight transport, management and information technology for buses and trains, and modern public transport management. The further development of technology will generate cars that can travel automatically and exchange data with other vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure.
The connection to smartphones is already providing new mobility options. With an app, they can plan multimodal routes that encompass the use of rented bicycles, buses and car sharing on a trip. Travelers can locate and book the nearest car-sharing vehicle by an app as well as a charging station for their electric vehicle.
The capital region enjoys an excellent position in the ITS value chain: The 10,700 jobs are distributed across more than 90 companies and 24 scientific institutions. Universities such as TU Berlin, TH Wildau, FH Potsdam and HTW Berlin expertly cover the scientific aspects of the field. In the non-university area, the DLR‘s Institutes of Transport Research and Institute of Transportation Systems and Fraunhofer FOKUS are the region‘s leaders.
Companies such as IVU Traffic Technologies, Hella Aglaia and IAV are developing innovative hardware and software solutions in the capital region. Large companies and global corporations, such as Siemens and Bosch Software Innovations, have relevant ITS locations in the region, and Toll Collect, the truck toll system operator, is headquartered in Berlin. T-Systems is active in the area of tolling technology and also works on connected car and logistics applications. The worldwide headquarters of the from a mapping service to a data service provider developing HERE is located in Berlin, and the navigation specialist TomTom has a research and development center in Berlin.
Traffic Control Center (VKRZ) and Traffic Information Center (VIZ) of the Berlin Senate are linked to the traffic computer center in Brandenburg. This combination is the backbone of modern traffic management in the region.
As a certified test bed for multimodal mobility, the region can look back at many years of demonstration projects. In addition to their international visibility, companies appreciate the Berlin residents‘ openness toward new mobility options – which is why they like to test their new products in Berlin.
Networking within intelligent transport systems
The ITS Germany e.V. (now incl. TelematicsPRO e. V.) network is active Europe-wide but encompasses a major share of the regional ITS community. The mission of ITS Berlin-Brandenburg e. V. is to represent the interests of regional ITS players in implementing intelligent transport systems on the national and international levels.
Berlin Partner für Technologie und Wirtschaft GmbH
Wirtschaftsförderung Land Brandenburg GmbH