DLR Projektträger has a wide spectrum: artificial intelligence, sustainability, biodiversity, smart cities – we think about every topic in an interdisciplinary context and project it into the future.
The challenge of charging infrastructure – farewell to the plug-in hybrid
More fully electric cars are to be on the roads by 2030 – the German government's target is up to ten million. To achieve this, radical changes are needed – a rapid uniform standardisation of the charging infrastructure as well as a consistent departure from promoting plug-in hybrid cars, say the DLR Projektträger experts.
Mobility of the futureEpisode 1: Thinking energy & transport together
Transport and energy transition are directly intertwined, say Dr Jens Erler, Dr Tania Hancke and Jenny von Wnuck Lipinski of DLR Projektträger. They oversee various funded research projects for different departments.
The future of European cities and municipalities is smart. What is needed is viable future concepts that make urban, but also rural areas sustainable, resilient, inclusive, competitive and liveable. There is more to it than the mere digitalisation of current life.
Climate neutrality cannot be achieved without removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Many research questions need answering before CO2 can be removed from the atmosphere with the aid of so-called CDR methods. DLR Projektträger (DLR-PT) helps to build a solid scientific foundation and to provide balanced advice to policy-makers on CDR.
The majority of all computer games used in Germany come from abroad. In order to strengthen the local industry, the Federal Government has launched a funding programme to keep game developers and thus their economic and innovative power in the country. DLR-PT is entrusted with the implementation of this measure. Successes are now becoming apparent.
Humankind and machines – artificial intelligence in practice
Speech assistance systems on the smartphone, service robots in the factory, in diagnostics or care, driving assistants in the vehicle – artificial intelligence (AI) is already part of our lives. It is considered a key technology for the next stage of digitalisation, in which intelligent machines and systems will shape our everyday lives.
Demands on teachers are increasing. To make them fit for the future, the Federal and State Governments' „Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung“ is developing top-level teacher training: from teacher training courses to preparatory service and in-service training for active teachers. DLR Projektträger has been an important partner from the start.