Transport Research at KTH
KTH has consistently worked to achieve a productive balance between high-quality basic and applied research. KTH possesses both broad and in-depth expertise within key areas of transport research, such as vehicle and railway engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, alternative fuels, traffic technology and intelligent transport systems, transport policy and economics, sustainable transport and city systems plus human technology systems for all modes of transport.
Passion for Joint Transport Innovation!
The transformation of today’s transport system into a sustainable system, which meets the energy and environmental targets set by various governments and other bodies worldwide, requires contributions from a wide range of disciplines.
The research in KTH Transport Platform is multi-modal, multi-scale, and multi-disciplinary:
- Multi-modal covers traffic systems, sea/air/rail/road transport systems, and logistics and their synergistic operations.
- Multi-scale spans from the micro-scale to macro-scale, e.g. from single vehicles to the entire transport system and its interaction with society at large (door-to-door urban mobility), from real time control to long-term planning, and from the urban to the regional, national and international levels.
- Multi-disciplinary integrates various disciplines, from vehicle technology and infrastructure construction to policy formulation and evaluation.
The thematic research areas in the KTH Transport Platform are intended to promote innovative solutions to major transport problems through a holistic systems approach that coordinates contributions from the key areas within transport. They are formulated in such a way that they will help KTH to focus on integrative and systems thinking rather than component thinking.
Below and to the left you will find links to the thematic research areas of the KTH Transport Platform.