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Ongoing Projects

Here you will find a selection of our ongoing projects. We try to include as much information as we can, describing why we have started a project, what we hope to achieve, and who is involved. You can find contact details on the project page of who is responsible and get in touch with us if you would like to know more.

Social robot on driverless bus
Social robots accelerating the transition to sustainable transport.

5G Ride – Control Tower

Jun 08, 2021

Develop and test technology to create functions in the control tower for safe implementation of driverless vehicles on public roads.

ABE Södertörn

Jun 22, 2021

Autonomous Electrified Busses Södertörn aims to provide suggestions on how future self-driving electric buses can be utilized in a socio-economic and environmentally sustainable solution for future public transport in line with the Agenda 2030 goals.

Automated Vehicle Traffic Control Tower: Phase 2

Sep 28, 2021

The Automated Vehicle Traffic Control Tower: Phase 2 continues our work on the effects of automation on vehicle and traffic management of commercially operated fleets and public transport. 

Campus 2030

Aug 30, 2021

Smarter transportation on a digital campus. A digital Digital Twin of the road infrastructure that enables a dynamic interaction with users via Augmented Reality (AR) case-studies on campus.

Drive Sweden Business Model Lab

Jun 08, 2021

Automated connected vehicles and mobility services have the potential to create new business opportunities within the transport sector. Conversely, developments in these fields pressurize current business models and open the door for radical changes and the entry of new actors.

Electrified transport in South Stockholm

Jun 08, 2021

The purpose of the project is to execute a pre-study for electrified hub-to-hub transport where different transport modes and concepts are combines in ordered to capture enhanced benefits at the systems level.

HITS 2024

Jun 08, 2021

HITS vision is to increase system efficiency in terms of increased use of vehicles and infrastructure. The project aims to accelerate the development of an efficient and sustainable urban freight transport system

InterCityLog2 - Minimize transport work with cross-border collaboration

Sep 28, 2021

Generate knowledge that enables to assess the energy efficiency potential in solutions identified as unutilized potential for collaborative and consolidated low emission transport solutions in cities.

LOLA - Cost-benefit Optimized Charging Infrastructure

Sep 30, 2021

LOLA - LönsamhetsOptimerad LAddinfrastruktur

MERGEN – Multi-purpose biometric Evaluation Research tool Grounded in Emerging Network technologies

Jun 08, 2021

MERGEN is a project in which we try to better understand by what factors, and how, remotely operating drivers are affected by their surroundings and situations. The work revolves around gathering physical data to understand the psychophysiological connection between the activities of the driver and their cognitive load and stress levels.

MMiB Modern Mobility in Barkarby

Jul 06, 2021

ITRL is investigating the impact of a fleet of self-driving buses integrated in public transport system in Barkarby.

Mistra SAMS Living Lab 2

Jun 22, 2021

Mistra SAMS is a transdiciplinary research programme situated at the main campus of KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. It provides a forum for knowledge exchange and collaboration between industry, the public sector and research.

PSSST – Policies for sustainable, shared self-driving transportation

Jun 08, 2021

ITRL has previously investigated the impacts of self-driving technology on the region of Stockholm and on the public transport system in the project. To expand on this project, Region Stockholm has funded a project aimed at investigating policies that may be relevant in the case of a wide-spread adoption of self-driving vehicles.

REDO - Remote Driving Operation

Jun 08, 2021

The goal is to build knowledge and create opportunities in the emerging field of remote operation of road vehicles.

Resilient E2E

Jun 08, 2021

With the vision of a sustainable and resilient transport system, the pre-study examines the effects of COVID-19 on the transportation system. The aim is to utilize the learnings from the pandemic for developing dynamic system models which can serve as a basis for future strategies and policies to strengthen the freight transport and logistic system.

RoSE - Learning in Routing Games for Sustainable Electromobility

Jun 30, 2021

Making traffic routing for commercial operators more sustainable by accounting for electromobility, operational costs, infrastructure condition deterioration, and environmental externalities.


Jun 08, 2021

SEAMLESS: Systematic Evaluations and Assessments of MaaS – Leading towards Sustainable Solutions - uses an evaluation framework developed within the KOMPIS project to assess environmental, economic and social impacts at three levels – micro (traveller), meso (organisation) and macro (city, region, country).

SUSTEV - Towards a sustainable use of electric vehicles

Jun 08, 2021

Explore under what conditions is it likely that electric vehicles (EV) will lead to an increased number of car trips, and what are the roles of policy and infrastructure development in this process. The expected result is an understanding of the risks for increased car trips due to EVs and a roadmap for sustainable EV use.

Social robots accelerating the transition to sustainable transport

Sep 09, 2021

The driverless bus has many advantages, being for example a decrease in the number of accidents and a reduction in carbon emissions. But taking the driver out of the vehicle also means that there is no longer physical supervision in the bus, nor is there a point of contact for questions from passengers. Social robots could be a viable opportunity to substitute the interpersonal aspect of the bus driver.

System Level Impacts of AED for Long-term Transport Planning

Jun 08, 2021

The project explores future scenarios based on AED development, in order to build and share knowledge about potential impacts on the transport system.

System Level Impacts of Self-driving Vehicles

Sep 10, 2021

Self-driving vehicles might revolutionise the mobility of people and goods and the expectations on driving automation are sky high. However, their long-term impacts on the transport system and sustainability aspects remain uncertain.


Sep 28, 2021

The TRACER project is expected to accelerate the electrification of the heavy freight transport industry and the realization of the positive effects thereof by deriving transport electrification scenarios that maximize the benefit and minimize the cost of electrification for all stakeholders.

Page responsible:Malin Danielsson
Belongs to: Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL)
Last changed: Jun 08, 2021