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Road transport

Road transport research covers vehicles operating on motorways, asphalt and gravel roads, and associated infrastructure including bridges, cuttings, tunnels, parking areas and footways. Ground transport in ports and airports directly associated with air, maritime and inland waterway transport is not included. Non-motorised modes, such as walking and cycling, are included because these forms of transport largely share the same infrastructure.


EU Transport Research & Innovation Status Assessment Report 2017: an overview based on the Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) database

This is the initial Transport Research and Innovation Status Assessment Report following the launch of the European Commission’s Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System (TRIMIS) developed by the Joint Research Centre, in the framework of a project funded by the Directorate-General Mobility and Transport.


Quantifying the factors influencing people’s car type choices in Europe: Results of a stated preference survey

1,200 car drivers in six European countries were asked about their vehicle choices. This study aimed at tracking the evolution of the attitude of car drivers towards electro-mobility. One key result: The purchase price continues to represent the major hurdle to widespread adoption of zero tailpipe emission cars. Read more in this recently published Science for Policy Report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre


SUMO User Conference 2018

The conference aims on presenting new and unique results in the field of mobility simulation and modelling using openly available tools and data. We expect a large variety of research topics and usage approaches including (but are not limited to):


International Transport Forum Summit

The 2018 Summit on “Transport Safety and Security” will address issues ranging from terrorism and cyber-security to road safety and extreme weather disruption, including the risks and benefits of automated driving. Safety and security are core concerns for transport.


2nd Symposium Applied Research on Charging Infrastructure

The 2nd symposium on Applied Research on Charging Infrastructure (ARCHI) will be hosted by the Delft University of Technology (DUT) onThursday February 8th 2018. The event focuses on practical research on charging infrastructure with implications for practicioners, and municipalities.

ARCHI is organized to provide a platform to discuss the challenges around future charging infrastructure. It aims to bridge cutting edge research from researchers and concerns and challenges that practitioners in the field are faced with regarding the roll out of charging infrastructure.


Stakeholder workshop Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems

In many aspects, today's vehicles are already connected devices, and they are being linked and integrated into our ever more digital lifestyle. However, to make the transport system safer and more efficient, vehicles need to directly interact with each other and with the road infrastructure. Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS) will allow road users and traffic managers to share and use information and coordinate their actions, which is key to significantly improving road safety and traffic efficiency.


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