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Due to the ongoing trend of urbanisation, the impact of supply deliveries on citizens and the city itself is increasing in terms of congestion, noise and emissions. Researching the use case of off peak deliveries together with silent solutions for transportation and load handling, a guideline is being developed on how to improve the liveability in urban areas, without compromising efficiency.
Switching to off-peak delivery times reduced city congestion
In some businesses – like supermarkets and restaurants – local restrictions on nighttime deliveries leave distributors no choice but to dispatch trucks during morning rush hours. But lifting these rules could reduce peak traffic volumes and increase transport efficiency, according to a recent study.
Transportation Research Lab gets a new partner
Previously Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL), linked to KTH Machine Design, has embarked on a collaborative project with Scania regarding the future transport sector. Now another participant has decided to take part in this cooperation.
KTH Drive - a research project to stimulate public transportation
Among other things, the project seeks to determine whether access to electric cars at work can attract people to leave their cars at home and instead use public transportation.
MMK students builds a car in the USA
Getting to do a thesis in Silicon Valley may seem like a dream. But for Joel Persson and Jacob Lehander it became reality. They were exported to the United States to build a test vehicle based on the KTH concept vehicle RCV.
ITRL in Aftonbladet TV
Peter Georén, Project Manager of ITRL (Integrated Transport Research Lab) which is a competence centre connected to MMK, has recently appeared in Aftonbladet TV.
Integrated Transport Research Labs (ITRL) Summer Scholarship 2015
The Competence Centre Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL), connected to KTH Machine Design, hereby announces scholarships to promote studies in ”Sustainable Transport Solutions”.