Special exhibition on the move at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

Special exhibition at the Mercedes-Benz Museum


September 28, 2023 – Autonomous driving and smart e-bikes, buses on demand and delivery services day and night: how exactly does our mobility work – today and in the future? This question is the subject of the new special exhibition: ON THE MOVE – YOUR WAYS. YOUR DECISIONS. YOUR FUTURE. at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.

It invites visitors to actively engage individually and intuitively with mobility and the changes it brings in many different respects. The examples extend all the way to concepts for urban areas with new relationships between living and working spaces.

From 15 September 2023 to 17 November 2024, the interactive exhibition can be experienced free of charge on Level 0 of the Mercedes-Benz Museum. The exhibition tour consists of experience?specific and topic-specific stations, as well as the “Stuttgart Wall” with references to further events and exciting mobility locations in the city. For the content and questions, six companies have contributed their knowledge as partners of the exhibition: Robert Bosch GmbH (Bosch eBike Systems), German Aerospace Center (DLR), Mercedes-Benz AG, Stadtwerke Stuttgart GmbH, Stuttgarter Straßenbahnen AG and Stuttgarter Wohnungs- und Städtebaugesellschaft mbH.

“The Mercedes-Benz Museum is delighted to host the hands-on exhibition ON THE MOVE. The topics covered are perfectly in line with our museum and its focus on mobility and contemporary history since 1886. This is where our visitors can experience and learn how the Mercedes-Benz brand has reinvented itself again and again. Against this backdrop, I think it’s great that municipal and privatesector companies are contributing their ideas, solutions and projects as partners of the exhibition because the mobility of the future can only be shaped together.”

Bettina Haussmann, Director Mercedes-Benz Museum

ON THE MOVE is a project of the Science Center Universum® Bremen. The communication and design agency GfG / Gruppe für Gestaltung designed the exhibition and action platform with scientific support from the German Aerospace Center. The project was first implemented in Bremen from 2019 to 2020.

“We are happy and proud to be able to give our action platform ON THE MOVE a second home at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, after the exhibition at our Universum® Bremen, which has already inspired numerous visitors with insights into the future of mobility.”

Marena Grotheer, authorised signatory at Universum® Bremen

The hands-on exhibition ON THE MOVE at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
The hands-on exhibition ON THE MOVE at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Mobility is the focus of the exhibition.
Mobility is the focus of the exhibition.
The hands-on exhibition ON THE MOVE at the Mercedes-Benz Museum.
Mobility is the focus of the exhibition.
“How do you want to travel in the future? – ON THE MOVE is an action platform that brings the topic of mobility into the city and involves urban society.”

Hanke Homburg, Managing Director of GfG / Gruppe für Gestaltung

Always on the move – The stations of the exhibition

Mobility is the theme of the special exhibition, and the visit itself also gets people moving: Those coming to engage with ON THE MOVE remain in constant action. The experience stations in particular ensure this. Here, visitors can intuitively and interactively engage with the key topics of the special exhibition. Additional subject-specific stations provide more in-depth information and references to everyday mobility. The so-called “Stuttgart Wall” provides a local reference with a broad horizon. This is where mobility locations and events are presented as an abstract city panorama, where the topics covered by the exhibition can be specifically experienced in the city.

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At the experience stations, the focus is on a playful examination of eight themes around mobility.

• Availability

• Comfort

• Flexibility

• Safety

• Information

• Health

• Deceleration

• Values

The encounter takes place on the one hand by means of digital game scenarios in the virtual city “Mobitopia”, and on the other hand via action games in the room itself which involve the entire body. Visitors intuitively get to know their own mobility requirements and wishes. These elements are complemented by idea tables with “best practice” examples and innovations from all over the world, in addition to media displays. A digital game ball accompanies visitors to ON THE MOVE throughout all the experience stations. At the end of the course, the saved game scores are revealed in the form of a ticket, on which the mobility character chosen by the participant is also shown.

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The importance of mobility for every individual and society as a whole, as well as a variety of interconnections, can be discovered at the exhibition’s five subject-specific stations.

• Mobility and living

• Mobility and working

• Mobility and energy

• Mobility and consumption

• Mobility and travel

These stations provide answers to important questions about current and future mobility, and encourage reflection on one’s own everyday mobility habits.

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Stuttgart is already living modern mobility in many places. Examples illustrate this: the digital car factory “Factory 56”; the increasing linking of different mobility offers in the Stuttgart-Vaihingen mobility hub; a traffic school for young people which opened in 2020 and an ecologically exemplary residential quarter with short distances to work. These and other places link THE MOBILE INDIVIDUAL with the city and its society – as does the extensive programme accompanying the exhibition.

Activities and events will take place throughout Stuttgart over the entire course of the exhibition, providing in-depth information and inviting people to join in and participate. More information at www.mercedes-benz.com/dermobilemensch .

Mercedes-Benz Museum, exterior

The Mercedes-Benz Museum.

On nine levels and covering a floor space of 16,500 m², the museum presents vehicles and over 1,500 exhibits.