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Universität Kassel - FG Verkehrsplanung und Verkehrssysteme


The Department of Traffic Planning and Traffic Systems examines current trends, analyzes the cause-effect relationships between space, traffic and the environment and leverages this information to develop concepts in order to achieve the goal of sustainable traffic. In addition to a broad range of methodological knowledge, the department is able to rely on years of experience and expertise in the fields of integrated traffic planning and local public transport. Research and core competencies focus on the following fields:
- Public passenger transport, incl. sharing systems
- Traffic surveys
- Analysis and model-supported forecasting of traffic demand
- Traffic and the environment


  • Consulting for relevant issues
  • Conceptualization, implementation and evaluation of traffic surveys (e.g. counts, speed and distance measurements, behavioral observations, polls)
  • Carrying out of research contracts


  • Public transport systemsPublic traffic systems
  • Mobility/ transport managementMobility management/traffic management
  • Electrical mobilityElectric mobility


  • Under the leadership of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Carsten Sommer since 2010.r
  • Teaching and research in both cross-transport mode subject areas of integrated traffic planning and design of traffic systems as well as the subject area of public local transport.


Prof. Dr. Carsten Sommer
Leiter Fachgebiet
Mönchebergstr. 7
34125 Kassel
Phone: +49 561 804-3382
Fax: +49 561 804-7382