Feasibility Study: MoIn – Development of a Nationwide Mobility Index


Although reachability is one of the most important location factors for citizens and companies, there is currently no source in Germany that evaluates it comprehensively and nationwide. In general, reachability consists of a broad spectrum of quality features. In addition to cost, they also include time, frequency and capacity of the various means of transport. Existing maps, timetables and navigation systems usually only show a selection of these features.

Project Goal

The goal of MoIn is to develop a concept for a nationwide mobility index and to evaluate the technical and economic feasibility of its nationwide provisioning. As part of the project, the following must be clarified:

  • how a holistic mapping of the mobility system can be realized across carrier systems and modality chains,
  • which criteria for reachability can be systematically recorded and mapped,
  • in which use cases the index created in this way can be integrated in a beneficial way and finally
  • how an operation and the continuous updating of the index can be realized in a sustainable manner.

To answer these questions, the mobility index is prototypically calculated for a selected area as part of MoIn and provided along with interactive visualizations via a dashboard. Within the project, researchers of NES are responsible for studying efficient algorithms to compute the mobility index in a scalable maner.


NameMoIn - Machbarkeitsstudie Erstellung eines bundesweiten Mobilitätsindex
Duration01.12.2020 - 30.11.2021
FundingBundesministerium für Verkehr und digitale Infrastruktur (mFund)
ContactDr. Marcus Handte