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Switching to off-peak delivery times reduced city congestion
In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these rules could reduce peak traffic volumes and increase transport efficiency, according to a recent study.
Popular science: How do people experience a driverless bus?
In our series "Interview with an ITRL researcher", we interview a researcher asking a range of questions designed to capture how their work contributes to society, the environment, industry, and general well-being, in order to give you an overview of their work. If it sounds like something you may be interested in, you can follow the link at the end of the interview and read their whole publication.
Featured: a robot as traffic host in selfdriving busses
ITRL has recently started a new project about how social robots can accelerate the transition to sustainable transport. KTH has interviewed one of the co-PI's in this project, Gabriel Skantze, about the idea behind the project and the challenges that we face.
Control of Transport Systems
The emerging information and communication infrastructures in the traffic systems give completely new ways of improving the efficiency and safety of transport.
Internal pages of KTH Transport Platform
The problems and challenges surrounding the future of transportation are so complex that no one can solve them in their own capacity. Consequently, multidisciplinary collaboration is needed between many stakeholders. One of the main objectives of the Transport Platform is to catalyse multidisciplinary research activities at KTH and with external partners.