The mobility of the future will be resource-saving and climate-neutral, networked, multimodal and particularly user-friendly. Digitalisation is the driver for the development of innovative mobility carriers on the one hand and new types of mobility models on the other. Driving tasks are increasingly being taken over by machines and algorithms, so that the role of humans in the mobility system is changing.
The field of "sustainable and intelligent mobility and logistics" encompasses the area of mobility and transport concepts in the narrower sense, the logistics sector with its large number of employees, and the automotive and supplier segment, which, seen as an industry, consistently ranks among the TOP 3 industrial sectors with the highest turnover throughout Thuringia.
Clear references to future trends can be seen in the specialisation profile: Approaches to resource conservation (e.g. less weight, alternative drives) can be found here, as well as topics of networking (e.g. sector coupling, interaction between vehicles), aspects of multimodality (e.g. platform-based mobility services, new mobility carriers) or user-friendliness (e.g. platform-based logistics services, new functions).
The ThCM regularly designs, commissions and publishes analyses to examine trends and developments in Thuringia, identify potential for the Free State, derive recommendations for action and bring them to implementation.
- » Update of the in-depth analysis of the automotive supplier industry of Thuringia
» Study "Cognitive Car"
The goal of fully autonomous and connected driving is being pursued by OEMs, mobility service providers and other players worldwide. There is still a long way to go, but the basis for driverless driving is already being laid today through numerous innovative technologies. In the "Cognitive Car" study, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), commissioned by Thuringian Cluster Management and automotive thüringen, identified the relevant trends, analysed regional competencies and derived concrete recommendations for action for Thuringian industry and research. The implementation of these recommendations should open up opportunities for local companies to benefit from this growth market by participating in R&D collaborations and developing new products, services and components.
We presented the results of the study together with our colleagues from KIT at an online event on 27.05.2021 (video). You can request the complete study free of charge on this page.
- » Study "Interior of the Future"
» In-depth analysis of possibilities for securing the future of the automotive supply industry in Thuringia
In-depth analysis of possibilities for securing the future of the automotive supply industry in Thuringia
- » Potential study logistics
- » Automotive Agenda Thuringia
- » Update of the Automotive Agenda Thuringia
automotive thüringen e. V.
Founded in 2000 by nine Thuringian companies as Automobilzulieferer Thüringen e.V. (AZT), well over 100 Thuringian automotive supply companies have been organised as network partners in today's automotive thüringen e.V. (at) for years. In addition, some universities, universities of applied sciences, research facilities, banks, leasing companies and other service providers are members.
As a partner and network, automotive thüringen e.V. creates a platform for exchange and thus promotes new developments and successful innovations in Thuringia. It supports its member companies in the areas of technological development, company research and development capacities, technology transfer by using local capacities at technical colleges and universities, further training, a customer-oriented quality offensive, risk analyses of new investments and analysis of market developments (benchmarking both to OEMs, suppliers and necessary infrastructure) through analyses of relevant trends, programmes for further training & employee qualification, the design of economic policy framework conditions and through targeted public relations work.
Logistik Netzwerk Thüringen e.V.
Logistik Netzwerk Thüringen e.V. is a cooperative community of specialists from all areas of logistics. In addition to freight forwarders, shippers and contract logistics providers, the network brings together companies from the fields of consultancy, combined freight transport, training and further education, IT, research and development, personnel services and logistics-related services, associations and public administration. The network sees itself as a competence cluster along the entire supply chain and represents a holistic approach.
The aim of the association is to strengthen Thuringia as a European distribution hub. To achieve this goal, the members develop viable, sustainable and demand-oriented solutions and structures for the logistics industry. All Thuringian industrial, production and trading companies also benefit from these solutions and structures, because high-performance (production) logistics creates the basis for higher value creation and productivity.
Logistik Netzwerk Thüringen is closely networked with other industry clusters and networks in Thuringia in order to identify commonalities and achieve synergy effects. In addition, there is close contact with other German logistics networks for mutual exchange and cooperation in supra-regional projects.
» BMWi stimulus package (35C): Opportunities for the expanded Thuringian automotive and supplier industry
The automotive and supplier industry is currently experiencing enormous upheavals, has to cope with far-reaching structural change and, at the same time, is struggling under the impact of Covid-19. Neighbouring industries are no better off. In addition to the cuts caused by the current pandemic, there is at the same time high pressure to modernise and further develop due to technological change.
To support the German economy, the Federal Government therefore launched an unprecedented economic stimulus programme in the summer of 2020. For the automotive and supplier industry and its related sectors alone, a 2-billion-euro funding package has been agreed under item 35c of this federal programme for the next 4 years.
The advantages for you as a Thuringian entrepreneur are obvious:
In our event on 19 February 2021, we summarised the most important information on the 35c programme for you and presented selected suitable Thuringian project approaches. On this page, you will find all the presentations and information to read. In the event, we pointed out a concise questionnaire to help us collect your topics for which you are looking for partners or organisational support. This serves the purpose of bringing together suitable actors in the follow-up to the event and promoting the formation of Thuringian consortia.