Sustainable Mobility ()

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration3 SWS
TermSommersemester 2021
Language of instructionGerman
DatesSee TUMonline

Objectives

After completing the course, students will be able to - describe the various terms of sustainability and to assess the different approaches critically - investigation of existing and conventional mobility solutions in context of sustainability - analysis of energy economic relations of mobility solutions, e.g. integration of electric vehicles in power grids, cumulative energy demand, life cycle analysis, substitution of crude oil by electricity - evaluation of new business models in context of multimodal transport, car sharing, autonomous cars, electric mobility

Description

The lecture will cover the relevant questions concerning sustainable mobility: - term sustainability and its definitions: social, ecological and economic sustainability and possibilities for quantification - life cycle analysis and cumulative energy demand of conventional vehicles compared with new vehicle concepts - lack of sustainability of existing mobility: crude oil, geopolitics, greenhouse gas emissions, smog, measures for mitigation - sustainability of electric vehicles: impacts on power grids - evolution from assisted driving to autonomous driving: development of vehicle miles of travel, energy consumption in the mobility sector, economic benefits and costs - multimodal transport solutions for motorized, non-motorized private and public transport - new business models in the mobility sector and use cases of autonomous cars

Prerequisites

Fundamentals about: - energy systems - renewable energies

Teaching and learning methods

The lectures will be conducted supported by beamer and blackboard presentations with teacher-centered teaching. Complex details will be deduced with the PC or on the blackboard. The lecture will make discussions possible. The central issues will be summarized after each lecture. The exercise will take place every two weeks. The exercise’s purpose is two repeat and broaden the contents of the lectures.

Examination

The module exam consists of a 60 minutes written exam about the lecture. Its purpose is to determine to what extend the participants have reached the formulated outcomes.

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Sustainable Mobility (in English) (Exercise)

Lecturer (assistant)
Duration1 SWS
TermWintersemester 2020/21
Language of instructionEnglish
DatesSee TUMonline

Objectives

After completing of the course, the student is able to: - understand the term of sustainability - understand the challenge that mobility represents to sustainability - conduct a Life Cycle Analysis of different mobility options and assess the environmental impact (greenhouse gases, as well as other impacts) associated to different mobility systems from a life cycle approach - conduct a Life Cycle Cost Analysis of different mobility options - understand the socio-economic impacts of different systems using the macro-economic Input-Output Analysis.

Description

The lecture will cover the relevant questions concerning "sustainability" and "mobility" and methods to assess the sustainability of mobility systems. - term sustainability: definition of sustainability - tools for sustainability: (i) environmental life cycle analysis, (ii) life cycle cost analysis, (iii) social life cycle analysis and, (iv) socio-economic Input-Output Analysis. - sustainability deficits of existing mobility: oil based system, geo-politics, CO2-emissions, particulate emissions, noise, ... - new mobility concepts beyond technology: car sharing, inter modal transport - electric vehicles and smart grid: current situation and challenges for sustainability. - autonomous driving: current situation and challenges for sustainability - other alternative fuels: current situation and challenges for sustainability

Prerequisites

Fundamentals about: - energy systems - renewable energies

Teaching and learning methods

Case studies will be provided to the students, who will solve them using the methods learnt during the lectures The exercises will be solved by the students during the session. The students will be encouraged to participate in the discussions

Examination

The module exam consists of a 90-minute written exam, in which the students work on short word problems and multiple-choice questions on the different aspects of sustainability - especially with regard to the mobility sector. In addition, simple calculation tasks are used to check the mastery of the acquired procedures based on examples. In addition, students will use a case study to carry out the Life Cycle analysis using basic mathematical calculations. Word problems examine the understanding of the methods and the proper interpretation of results. The exam is graded and no other documents are allowed.

Recommended literature

- Life Cycle Assessment Handbook: A Guide for Environmentally Sustainable Products Editors(s):Mary Ann Curran First published:7 November 2012 Print ISBN:9781118099728 |Online ISBN:9781118528372 DOI:10.1002/9781118528372 Copyright © 2012 Scrivener Publishing LLC. All rights reserved.

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