In the Smart Mobility Lab researchers and students develop and test intelligent transportation solutions in simulated traffic situations with remote controlled model cars. By connecting vehicles with each other and the surrounding traffic system, the research aims at making transportation more energy efficient and secure. This means for example that trucks can save fuel by decreasing air resistance through platooning, or use GPS data to enable goods traffic to take the shortest route to the destination.
Get a glimpse of the work in the lab by watching this film.
The Smart Mobility Lab is a model-based platform for implementation and demonstration of intelligent solutions for safe and energy efficient road transport, giving researchers and students the opportunity to experiment and test new ideas long before they can be implemented in real vehicles and real traffic. The Smart Mobility Lab is based on radio-controlled autonomous model vehicles, an indoor wireless communication network, and a positioning system based on infra-red cameras; all integrated with simulation and visualization tools that give excellent possibilities for building up the envisioned ICT infrastructure and for staging complex traffic scenarios.