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  • Electrifying Urban Freight Transports, The Role of Financial Incentives and Other Key Factors

    Published Jun 11, 2024

    As part of the ITRL Breakfast Seminars series, Carolina Gil Ribeiro, PhD candidate at the Division of Energy Systems, ITM School, KTH presented her Ongoing PhD research on Electrifying Urban Freight T...

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  • Electrification needs research with a systems perspective

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    Published May 31, 2024

    At the end of May, KTH Energy Platform hosted the Swedish Electromobility Centre’s (SEC) programme council meeting at KTH. Programme council meetings are held regularly at programme partner sites and ...

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  • The Societal Impacts of Self-Driving Technology

    Erik Almlöf
    Erik Almlöf.
    Published May 31, 2024

    Erik Almlöf has spent the last five years exploring the societal impacts of introducing self-driving technology. His research sheds light on the complexities of integrating autonomous vehicles into ou...

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  • Designing for system-level and behaviour change

    Published May 12, 2024

    As part of the ITRL Breakfast Seminars series, Martin Sjöman, design researcher and lecturer at KTH presented his Doctoral Research on Designing for system-level and behaviour change.

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  • Connecting Third-Party Users to Public Transport Infrastructures: The Near and Necessary Future

    Published Apr 11, 2024

    As part of the ITRL Breakfast Seminars series, Ibrahim Diab, private transportation consultant & former post-doctoral researcher from TU Delft & AMS Institute presented his work on connecting third-pa...

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  • ITRL Annual Report 2023

    Published Mar 27, 2024

    We look back at 2023 in our now released annual report. Read through updates, results from our projects and work in the main research areas.

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  • Open position: PhD Candidate – Simulation of Electrification in Forest Transport on Roads

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    Image from skogsforsk.se
    Published Mar 08, 2024

    Skogforsk, in collaboration with ITRL and the departement of Engineering Design at KTH, is seeking a PhD candidate specialising in mathematical simulation of sociotechnical systems. The PhD project wi...

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  • Hybrid webinar on System-level impacts of electrification on road freight transport efficiency

    Published Feb 08, 2024

    In collaboration with Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) and Trafikverket, Claudia Andruetto and Zeinab Raoofi, both from ITRL, presented their work on System-level impacts of electrification on...

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  • Self-driving vehicles - Are we ready?

    Self-driving bus on a busy street
    A self-driving bus travelling a route in Barkaby, northern Stockholm (Photo: Mostphotos).
    Published Dec 20, 2023

    With more autonomous vehicles on our roads, road deaths are predicted to decrease. At the same time, the risk of both increased emissions and seriously impaired public health rises. A new KTH study of...

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  • Business models that speed up electrification of heavy road transports

    Electric truck charging
    How the trucks will be procured, used, charged, serviced, and eventually disposed on the used market is relevant to an electrified future. Photo: Scania
    Published Jun 29, 2023

    How do you create a sustainable business model to enable the electrification of heavy road transport? A new study intends to explain why there are still few electric heavy trucks on the roads – and ho...

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  • Presentation of ITRL spin-off Gordian at EU project workshop

    Gordian presentation
    Published Jun 22, 2023

    At an EU project workshop about innovation and entrepreneurship in GeoInformation Technology, ITRL researcher Gyözö Gidofalvi presented the ITRL spin-off ”Gordian”, operating within Mobility analytics...

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  • Testing network performance for intelligent traffic scenarios

    ITRL activities at Kista Innovation Park
    ITRL activities at Kista Innovation Park.
    Published Jun 21, 2023

    In May and June ITRL has had activities at Kista Innovation Park, testing network requirement for safety-critical applications in automotive use-cases and safety-critical 5G features. The activities w...

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  • Wrap-up of successful one-year mentorship program

    JRC Community
    The 2023 Junior Researcher Community Mentorship Program mentors and mentees.
    Published Jun 20, 2023

    We're thrilled to announce the successful conclusion of the Junior Researcher Community Mentorship Program, a one-year initiative that connected JRC members, primarily PhD students, with top industry ...

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  • 5G-enabled test-bed for autonomous cars in dangerous intersections

    Published Apr 20, 2023

    A new WASP project will investigate how to coordinate autonomous and connected vehicles to drive safely in uncertain traffic situations using 5G.

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  • Space Robotics Lab moves in at ITRL

    The testbed being constructed
    Construction is currently underway.
    Published Feb 15, 2023

    The ITRL lab has a new roommate -- Space Robotics Lab. A small area is now dedicated to a testbed investigating weightless scenarios.

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  • PSSST releases final report

    Cars at a traffic light.
    Photo by Nabeel Syed on Unsplash.
    Published Jan 31, 2023

    The project PSSST (Policies for sustainable, shared self-driving transportation) has ended and the final report is now available. Some of the findings were the importance of mixing different kinds of ...

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  • Impact on biodiversity often neglected in autonomous vehicle research

    Description of the explored dimensions and the three scenarios.
    Description of the explored dimensions and the three scenarios.
    Published Nov 28, 2022

    The impact on important issues such as biodiversity and cybersecurity are often neglected in autonomous vehicle research frameworks, according to a new ITRL study.

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  • HITS renewed for phase two

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    Elisabeth Hörfeldt, Project leader for HITS presents at last week's kick-off.
    Published Nov 02, 2022

    Last week the project kicked off its second phase. HITS 2024 now aims to continue to build knowledge and experience needed to develop the freight transportation system of the future.

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  • Bhavana Vaddadi successfully defends PhD

    Bhavana Vaddadi holding her certificate.
    Published Oct 27, 2022

    Congratulations Dr. Bhavana Vaddadi for successfully defending your PhD! She is the first person to start and complete their doctorate entirely here at ITRL.

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  • Could public transport be an alternative to electric scooters?

    A parked electric scooter from Voi.
    Photo: Paul Volkmer/Pexels
    Published Sep 21, 2022

    ITRL launches a new project with Voi and Västtrafik to investigate how and if public transport could be a realistic alternative to e-scooters.

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