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Annual Report 2021/22

Mobility – A Field of Research With Many Facets

Editorial Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel, Director of Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM

Dear readers,

mobility is a central achievement of our society; it guarantees us freedom and brings us closer together globally in many areas. But it comes at a price and requires a lot of energy. This also makes it a significant factor in a prominent issue of our time, climate change.

Our Annual Report 2021/2022 focuses on the topic of “mobility”. First and foremost, we want to demonstrate our expertise in this area and present the research projects that address various aspects from different perspectives. For us, moreover, the theme for 2021/2022 has particular symbolic power: Despite the ongoing Corona pandemic, significantly more movement was possible again. Mobility is therefore not only of professional relevance for us, but this year it also stands for the recovery of the accustomed everyday life.

We at the Fraunhofer ITWM deal with many facets: This concerns first of all our large department “Mathematics for Vehicle Engineering”. Many other departments also deal with specific aspects – from the maintenance of trains to the storage of energy for the operation of electric vehicles to the dispersion of aerosols in airplanes and the optimization of public transport. With our research, we contribute at very different points to the further development of mobility in a future-oriented way.


Fraunhofer ITWM: Annual Report 2021/22
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Fraunhofer ITWM: Annual Report 2021/22

As the AI Pilot for Mobility of Rhineland-Palatinate, I advise science and companies together with my advisor Dr. Henrike Stephani on how they can incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into their processes. We make our know-how accessible to science, business and industry, present projects and methods that use AI particularly successfully in the field of “mobility” and thus want to enable the use of AI where added value can be expected. This is an exciting transfer that we have enjoyed driving forward in recent months.

The mobility industry is one of the defined lead markets of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft. We contribute to many other sectors and, as in the previous year, our annual report is structured according to these. You also learn about our current projects for the lead markets of health and medicine, digitization, energy, mechanical engineering, and process engineering, as well as about the strategic research field of quantum technology.


The passion for science and research has united us at Fraunhofer ITWM for 25 years now – 2021 was our anniversary year. Due to the pandemic, the activities around this event, which is significant for us, turned out to be smaller than we had imagined. Nevertheless, we have managed to recognize and celebrate the successes of a quarter of a century. Naturally, we are also devoting attention to this special birthday in our annual report – and linking the anniversary to the theme of “mobility” on our cover.

I wish you an enjoyable read with profitable insights. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at Fraunhofer ITWM. Please do not hesitate to contact the mentioned persons of our institute either!

Kind regards

Prof. Dr. Anita Schöbel