Digital Twin of the KTH infrastructure
Welcome to the School of Architecture and Built Environment’s seminar series Torsdagsseminariet!
This seminar will be presented in English.
Time: Thu 2021-04-22 15.00 - 16.00
Lecturer: Nicole Kringos
With the advent of smart transportation, infrastructure can no longer be seen as a static part of the solution, in which possible smart IT components are merely placed within the body or on the surface of the road. Nor can the road and its associated industry longer be operating as a separate part of the transport equation - we need more integrated road solutions.
Autonomous vehicles, dynamic charging of electrical vehicles and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication are a few good examples that all require a systemic solution in order to function sustainably. Integrated solutions constitute Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) that promise to improve availability, safety, and efficiency while promoting and adopting sustainability as an innovation driver. The integration of more advanced technologies into the infrastructure requires up-front consideration of a number of aspects such as circularity (e.g. reuse, recycling), side effects and trustworthiness. To be able to move successfully forward from this traditional pavement engineering structure to the smart road which is improving society’s sustainability, we need to manage the change process.
In September 2020, Campus2030 started under Vinnova’s InfraSweden2030 Strategic Innovation Program. The project focusing on developing a Digital Twin of the KTH infrastructure with Augmented Reality experiences spread all over campus. The project is a collaboration between three KTH Competence Centers, iTRL, ICES and Road2Science.
Niki Kringos is Professor in Highway Engineering at KTH School of Architecture and the Built Environment and the Centre manager of the Road2Science that leads the project. In this seminar she will talk about the major challenges that the project is addressing, what its strategy is to addressing them and how you could get involved into the project.