Up-to-date information about travel demand and personal travel behavior is important for transportation policy decisions and planning. On the basis of such information the transportation infrastructure can be designed and preserved in order to meet the needs of the population - today and in the future.
Since 1994 the German Mobility Panel (MOP) surveys such essential information on an annual basis - for example information about travel mode use, travel purposes or travel time of the German population. For that purpose households are interviewed about their every day travel behavior and their car usage. With this information the survey participants substantially contribute to a sustainable development of the transportation infrastructure.