As the central focal point for smart mobility, eMO acts as a network agency. We initiate and implement innovation projects, inform about activities in Berlin and consult interested stakeholders about funding programmes at regional, national and EU level (Overview smart mobility projects in Berlin, in German). In order to align the mobility transition in the capital region with the innovation topics of smart mobility, we cluster our activities in three fields of action.
In the field of "New Mobility" we deal with innovative technologies and business models, so-called "Mobility as a Service", such as eCar-, eScooter- and eBike-Sharing but also Ride-Sharing and Ride-Hailing approaches. In addition, we support innovative fleet and fleet management solutions as well as new technologies for electrification and digitization in passenger transport. The activities strengthen intermodality in the region and promote seamless mobility. The aim is reducing motorised private transport in the city. The construction of mobility stations (as well as car-sharing car parks) plays a particularly important role here. Mobility hubs increase the attractiveness of mobility services as they bundle various means of transport both spatially and through digital platforms. A further topic is the automation of transport. Here we promote concepts in the context of digital test fields for urban mobility and support the development and testing of innovative approaches under real-life conditions.
In the "City Logistics" area, everything revolves around the challenges of commercial transport in the urban environment. We drive innovative business models and operating concepts in urban logistics as well as the electrification and digitization of commercial transport through the use of new vehicle concepts. All central fields of application for urban freight and passenger transport are being addressed: Parcel and courier services (e.g. through the increased use of freight bikes), delivery traffic, the organisation and operation of logistics locations and nodes (in particular through so-called "microhubs and depots"), supply and disposal logistics, internal and inter-company logistics (e.g. at depots, ports and airports), as well as sustainable commercial traffic of service providers.
In the field of "Intelligent Infrastructure", we deal with the energy-, infrastructure- and data-based framework for new mobility solutions in passenger and freight transport in Berlin. One of the energy policy goals of the State of Berlin is to promote the connection of energy and mobility transition (sector coupling). An integrated view on the electricity, heat and transport sectors in the capital region is to be promoted more intensively with regard to increasing volatile renewable energies. Stationary and mobile storage will play an increasingly important role in the future energy system. Storing and releasing electricity from the public power grid into electric vehicles and vice versa becomes increasingly relevant for a better control of the grid load. Electric vehicles can, for example, be used as mobile storage devices. We therefore support the intelligent coupling of the energy and mobility system in order to advance with the challenges of sustainable charging infrastructure, energy storage and intelligent load management.