On October 27, Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft) opened the Baden-Württemberg Institute for Sustainable Mobility (BWIM), the only one of its kind in the state, together with Minister of Science Theresia Bauer and Minister of Transport Winfried Hermann. Under the motto “Together we’re simply better on the move”, the institute aims to make an important contribution to sustainable mobility and thus to climate protection in the state. The SmartMMI demonstrator and concepts from the current project were presented at the kick-off events.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. To counteract climate change, committed climate protection is indispensable,” says the draft of the new climate protection law. And mobility is an essential part of it. Sustainable mobility creates living space, quality of stay, health through activity, communication and is also worthwhile in economic terms. The turnaround in transport is a challenge that challenges all disciplines, levels and players.
The challenges posed by climate change are enormous – which is why it is important to pool the diverse expertise that Baden-Württemberg has in the fields of research, development and application”, said Science Minister Theresia Bauer MdL. “With the Institute for Sustainable Mobility at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, we have already succeeded in taking a first major and important step. I am pleased that the state is supporting it here in order to carry the impact far beyond the state borders. In a video interview in front of our SmartMMI demonstrator (from 2:16) Theresia Bauer explains the idea of thematic speed dating.
For a future worth living in and economically successful, we have to tackle the challenges of the mobility revolution together today. This requires new ideas, and professional advice can be the key to success in implementing them,” said Transport Minister Winfried Hermann MdL. Hermann continued: “To successfully master the mobility revolution, close cooperation with science is necessary. This is why it was particularly important for me to create this institute as the nucleus of a network. This is where we bring together the competencies of Baden-Württemberg’s universities. With its scientific expertise, the Institute will in future support the central players in the state and locally, thus helping to further advance sustainable mobility.
Report on the kick-off event of the BWIM: