Popular Science Interviews
At ITRL, we know that research results are not always accessible to those who could benefit most from reading them. That is why we look for ways to disseminate as much knowledge as possible, to the widest audience possible, without overly complex terminology.
Interview with an ITRL researcher
The concept of our new series "Interview with an ITRL researcher" is simple; we interview a researcher, asking a range of questions designed to capture how their work contributes to society, the environment, industry, and general wellbeing, in order to give you an overview of their work. If it sounds like something you may be interested in, you can follow a link at the end of the interview and read their whole article.
Resilience in transport
The effects of the pandemic have been both positive and negative with different effects for the actors within the logistics industry. How can we learn from how they adapted and reacted in order to use that in developing a resilient transport system? We've interviewed Louise Hård af Segerstad and Anna Steorn from Albaeco about the project Resilient E2E.
Self-driving buses in public transport
MMiB became the first project in Europe that integrated self-driving buses in public transport. What are the effects caused by this? We asked Yusak Susilo, Mia Xiaoyun Zhao, and Jia Guo, three researchers behind the projects about their experiences and insights.
Self-driving vehicle diagnostics and remote support
The driver plays a key part in fault diagnostics today, either by relaying the information given by the vehicle via error messages or by simply using their human senses ("the vehicle is making weird noises"). But what will happen in autonomous trucks? How can this be communicated to the workshop or service personnel? These are some of the questions Erik Branzén and Jesper Englund aims to answer in their master theses.
The pandemic's effect on online shopping
A recent study from ITRL researcher Claudia Andruetto examines exactly how we have changed our shopping behavior during Covid-19, who needed to buy work-related items and who chose to stop shopping trips altogether? We sat down with Claudia to find out more about her paper.
What if we could reduce the amount of shareable taxis simply by implementing better strategies for how they position themselves? Jesper Provoost is behind a project that aims to make shareable taxis more efficient while simultaneously allowing them to drive fewer kilometres.
How will digitalization impact road freight transportation? It provides opportunities to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and increase service levels, but many uncertainties still remains. In this interview, Anna tells us more about the different futures we soon might find ourselves in.
CMaaS - part 2
In one of our previous editions of the Popular Science articles - On our framework to evaluate the deployment of CMaaS - we interviewed Bhavana & Mia about the Corporate Mobility as a Service (CMaaS). In one of Mia’s other publications, featured in this interview, Mia and her colleagues took a different angle on the CMaaS research project.
Transport in corona-times
Is transport behaviour during corona sustainable? Elisa explains about her work on the paper "The trade-off behaviours between virtual and physical activities during COVID-19 pandemic period". Read the popular science interview and watch the video she recorded to explain you more about the results of her research!
What if companies would start offering Mobility as a Service (MaaS) to their employees? In order to answer that question in the best possible way, Bhavana & Mia designed a framework that approaches the problem from a systematic point of view. They argue that only with this system approach we can fully assess the implications. Curious? Read more about it by clicking the link below!
How do people perceive a trip on a driverless bus? Now that the automated bus service is becoming in an integrated part of the transport system, it is important to consider what the public thinks of it and how we could adjust it better to their needs. In this interview, Jia tells you more about what factors influence people’s perceptions and what we need to think of in the implementation of automated public transport.
What does it cost to own & operate driverless trucks in the future? That is an important question to answer in order to transition successfully to this new sustainable form of transport. In his paper Albin presents a transparent calculation of cost savings and he is happy to tell you more about it!
Does co-working lead to energy savings? In this interview, Bhavana Vaddadi tells us more about her recent paper on the direct and indirect environmental effects of co-working.
Automated Vehicle tyr-out in Kista, Stockholm
Can understanding the needs and expectation of users help us design the automated vehicle public services of the future? Esther tells us more about her research on user needs based on an AV trial in Kista.
Can new technologies like smartwatches help us learn which parts of a city are good or bad for our health? Or could they change the way we design cities, cars, and trucks? In this interview, Robin Palmberg tells us about his latest publication and the possible implications of his upcoming work.