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Service Design
and Simulation

Key Question

What insights do the individual projects gain within the framework of the Reallabor? What influence do they have on the future development of transport and the environment? And how can they be transferred to other cities?

How can this be achieved?

The results of the individual projects are analyzed in detail with regard to their impact within the time frame of the project. The results can serve as recommendations for action for other cities.


In the overall consideration of all subprojects of the real laboratory and the transfer to different living spaces, opportunities arise. Opportunities to put the solutions developed into practice as comprehensive and sustainable mobility offers. And the chance to change mobility habits and thus contribute to CO2-neutral mobility.

Zwischenergebnis Simulation – Reallabor Hamburg
The image shows the simulated activities of the users in the afternoon at 4:10 pm in a section of the entire study area. Blue indicates users who are at home, orange those who are working, green those who are active in education, and yellow users who are out shopping, during leisure time, etc.


Roughly Calibrated Traffic Model
Completion of the coarse-calibrated traffic model for the Hamburg metropolitan area
Fine Calibrated Traffic Model
Completion of the fine-calibrated traffic model for the Hamburg metropolitan area
Simulation Experiments
Completion of simulation experiments for new mobility concepts
Recommendations for Action
Studies of traffic and environmental impacts completed - recommendations for action are formulated from these studies
December, 2020
March, 2021
October, 2021
December, 2021


The objective of this subproject is to investigate the concepts and technologies developed using quantitative methods and to derive recommendations for action.

A further objective is the creation of a spatially and temporally high-resolution, widely networked traffic model for the greater Hamburg area. In addition, a dashboard illustrating the results of the reallaboratory will be presented to interested citizens and the expert public.

The Team

Tanja Niels

Research assistant TU München

Laura Bieker

Research assistant DLR-TS

Dr. Ihab Kaddoura

Research assistant TU Berlin

Daniel Krajzewicz

Head of Department DLR-VF

Prof. Dr. Chris Schlueter Langdon

Business Development Executive T-Systems

Patrick Malcolm

Research assistant TU München

Zhuoxiao Meng

Research assistant TU Berlin

Prof. Dr. Kai Nagel

Head of Department TU Berlin

Dr. Carina Thaller

Research assistant DLR-VF

Prof. Dr. Peter Wagner

Research assistant DLR-TS

Project Partner