Mobility and Digital Services

The level of interconnection and digitalization in complex transport systems is increasing rapidly. With the help of information and communication technologies, it is possible to organize traffic more efficiently, establish new mobility services and integrate traffic participants more actively. For over 20 years, the Fraunhofer IVI has successfully operated in the field of mobility and digital services. The department’s work is based on an in-depth collaboration with a multitude of partners such as transport companies and associations as well as industry and public institutions.

The two working groups »Data Systems and Travel Assistance« and »Ticketing and Fares« successfully realize projects in a large variety of research topics, acting in interdisciplinary teams with a broad range of skills and on the basis of experience and know-how gained in practical project work. The staff includes computer scientists, information engineers, transportation engineers as well as automation technicians.

The Fraunhofer IVI is a partner of the »Competence Center for Scalable Data Services and Solutions« (ScaDS), a national Big Data competence center funded by the BMBF. In ScaDS, the institute can realize their own research and development projects in the field of Big Data.

Range of Services


  • Methods and algorithms for traffic detection, information and management
  • Information and navigation applications for conventional and alternative mobility services, as well as for electromobility
  • Analysis, evaluation, integration and quality control of traffic and sensor data
  • Processing of large data amounts (Big Data)
  • Software solutions for mobile applications, both frontend and backend
  • Utilization of semantic technologies for data processing and service integration
  • Fare-based solutions for conventional, electronic and mobile ticketing
  • Modeling and simulation of fares
  • Trend and technology studies



Head of Department

► since 2014

Head of department, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI Dresden

► 2005-2014

Group manager for Ticketing, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI Dresden;
Main research fields: electronic and mobile ticketing in public transport

► 2005

PhD in the field of modelling and simulation of tariffs based on electronic fare management data

► 1998-2005

Research fellow, Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI Dresden

► 1998-1990

Studies of Automation Engineering at TU Dresden (University of Technology) and Control Systems Engineering at University of Huddersfield, Great Britain

The list of presentations and publications can be found on the German pages.