METHODS AND TOOLS

We help to shape the future

M-Five is supporting our clients in their strategic decision-making in particular answering their questions on the ex-ante analysis of impacts of their alternative choices. To do so we apply a broad spectrum of qualitative and quantitative methodologies to analyse and explain the impacts and consequences of policies and strategic business decisions. We develop scenarios of the future society and its mobility system and discuss with you suitable and best fitting roadmaps for technological and service-based innovations.

A particular strength of M-Five is the combination of sector know-how of the mobility industry with our skills in quantitative analyses and modeling. M-Five is developing and running several models, most of them applying system dynamics, which is best suited to depict the growing interdependencies between transport, economy and society.

ASTRA

Assessment of Transport Strategies (ASTRA) has been developed and applied since many years to provide integrated impact assessment capabilities to the European Commission for climate, transport and energy policies.

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FLEET MODELS

We use cohort-based fleet models to analyse the diffusion of new technologies into car and truck fleets in Germany and in Europe describing the transition to electric mobility.

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RE-MOB

The database RE-MOB provides regional data on the mobility sector in Germany covering a diverse set of indicators from regional transport demand to car vehicle fleets to employment in manufacturing of combustion engines.

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FUTURE SCENARIOS

The future is uncertain. We develop and provide scenarios on how we could be using our models, databases, literature and our expert knowledge to support better decisions building on quantitative and qualitative reasoning.

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INNOVATION SYSTEM ANALYSIS

Innovation systems apply for nations, sectors or technologies. We analyse the interplay between societal trends, technological development, business strategies and political framework conditions that shape innovations.

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SYSTEM DYNAMICS MODELING

System Dynamics enables interdisciplinary analysis of socio-technical-economic systems. We apply it to both large scale national models and focused molecule models.

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NEW BUSINESS MODELS

Fifth mode was coined before the term mobility-as-a-service (MaaS). We analyse strengths and opportunities of new business models for mobility services of the fifth mode.

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GROUP MODEL BUILDING

Group Model Building delivers an enhanced understanding of complex systems, their feedback loops. We apply it to participatory processes in diverse groups of citizens, entrepreneurs and policy-makers.

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