Dr Timo Ohnmacht, Dipl. soz. tech. (Transport Sociologist) was born on 3 September 1979 in Rottweil am Neckar (Germany). He studied Transportation and Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin, University of Lancaster (UK), and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). From 2004 to 2006, Timo Ohnmacht worked on the project “Mobility biographies and social networks” at the ETH Zurich (Prof Kay W. Axhausen), which was financed by the ifmo (Institute for Mobility Research) of the BMW Group. This formed the basis of his dissertation on leisure transport at the University of Basel (Prof Max M. Bergman). He researches and teaches in the field of space, transport and society in the Competence Centre for Mobility in the Department of Economics at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. From 2009 to 2011, Timo Ohnmacht was project content manager of the micro-census Mobility and Transport in 2010 at the Federal Office for Spatial Development of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC). One of his main activities is handling traffic statistics and analysing changes over time. His works have been published in the “Swiss Journal of Sociology” as well as “Transportation”, “Environment and Planning A”, “Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies”, “Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board” and "Simulation & Gaming". He is currently working on several research projects in the field of traffic analysis on behalf of the Federal Office for Roads, the Swiss Association of Traffic Engineers and Traffic Experts SVI, the Canton of St. Gallen, the Civil Engineering Department of the City of Lucerne, City of Berne, economiesuisse, Mobility Carsharing, Swiss National Science Foundation and for the Association of Swiss Engineers and Architects SIA.