Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V. / German Aerospace Center



DLR is the national aeronautics and space research centre of the Federal Republic of Germany. Its extensive research and development work in aeronautics, space,energy, transport and security is integrated into national and international cooperative ventures.

DLR has approximately 7700 employees at 16 locations in Germany.

The Institute of Transportation Systems has a staff of more than 150 researchers – engineers, psychologists and information scientists – at its two sites in Braunschweig and Berlin. They carry out research and development work on automotive and railway systems and on traffic management, thus contributing to improving the safety and efficiency of road and rail transport. The close collaboration between the individual institutes and facilities at DLR permits the use of synergies with aerospace engineering an energy technology.

The institute was founded in 2001 at the Braunschweig Research Airport and is headed by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Karsten Lemmer. Since then, it has consistently grown and continues to expand its research activities. Our scientists work together with partners and clients from industry, science and politics at the national and international level.