DLR is Germany’s national research Center for aeronautics and space and has been given responsibility for the forward planning and the implementation of the German space programme by the German federal government as well as for the international representation of German interests. DLR’s research portfolio ranges in its key areas Aeronautics, Space, Transportation and Energy from basic research to innovative applications. DLR operates large-scale research facilities.
The Institute of Transportation Systems currently has a staff of about 160 employees, most of them scientists. The institute is involved in several transport related projects on driver behaviour, vehicle automation, testing, V2X communication etc. and funded by OEM and suppliers, government (e.g. INVENT) and associations (e.g. DFG, BASt) and the EC (e.g. ISi-PADAS, Citymobil 1 and 2, HAVEit, interactIVe, AdaptIVe). The Institute has facilities from basic to complex motion-based driving simulators, research vehicles and field applications like the Application Platform Intelligent Mobility (AIM) in the city of Braunschweig.