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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.

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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.

April 2020


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.

What Can a Smartwatch Tell Us About a City? (pdf 575 kB)

May 2020

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.

How Can User Needs be Met as we Introduce Automated Vehicle Services? (pdf 986 kB)

June 2020


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.

Does Co-working lead to Energy Savings?.pdf (pdf 1.2 MB)

Transport in corona-times

Is transport behaviour during corona sustainable? Elisa Bin talks about her work on the paper "The trade-off behaviours between virtual and physical activities during COVID-19 pandemic period".

Interview-Activities during COVID.pdf (pdf 357 kB)

August 2020

Driverless trucks

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!

What will it cost to own & operate driverless trucks in the future? (pdf 108 kB)

September 2020

Driverless bus

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.

How do people experience a driverless bus? (pdf 213 kB)


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! 

On our framework to evaluate the deployment of CMaaS (pdf 153 kB)

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Last changed: Sep 18, 2020