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  • Nanoparticles in emissions on researcher’s radar

    Published Jan 05, 2023

    Nanoparticles are everywhere, but we don't know how many or how toxic they are to humans and nature. The nPETS project involves researchers from all over Europe who visit road tunnels and airports to ...

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  • Impact on biodiversity often neglected in autonomous vehicle research

    Description of the explored dimensions and the three scenarios.
    Description of the explored dimensions and the three scenarios.
    Published Nov 28, 2022

    The impact on important issues such as biodiversity and cybersecurity are often neglected in autonomous vehicle research frameworks, according to a new ITRL study.

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  • Could public transport be an alternative to electric scooters?

    A parked electric scooter from Voi.
    Photo: Paul Volkmer/Pexels
    Published Sep 21, 2022

    ITRL launches a new project with Voi and Västtrafik to investigate how and if public transport could be a realistic alternative to e-scooters.

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  • Open House 2022

    Lin Zhao presenting in front of a crowd.
    Lin Zhao presented the RCV and the traffic control tower.
    Published Sep 16, 2022

    On September 8th ITRL welcomed over 70 guests to our first open house since the pandemic!

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  • IV2022 Best Student Paper Awards

    Published Jun 16, 2022

    Focusing on safety in the field of autonomous driving: "Foresee the Unseen: Sequential Reasoning about Hidden Obstacles for Safe Driving" and "Uncertainty Aware Data Driven Precautionary Safety for A...

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  • Meet ITRL’s new vice-director

    Published May 30, 2022

    This month we welcome our new vice-director! Jens Hagman is joining the team to further develop ITRL 2.0.

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  • Driving the shift – Long-term partnerships for sustainable innovation

    Group photo
    Representatives from KTH and Scania gathered outside for a quick group photo before the event.
    Published May 13, 2022

    ITRL is a center located in the heart of the KTH campus in Stockholm. The center studies the sustainability transformation of the transportation system in the light of automation, digitalization, conn...

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  • Research from ITRL on IVA’s 100-list

    Group photo of Frank Jiang, Elisa Bin, and Mustafa Al-Janabi.
    Elisa Bin, Frank Jiang and Mustafa Al-Janabi, founders of ABConnect.
    Published May 12, 2022

    The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA) recently presented its 100-list with research projects that are expected to contribute to society and business. One of the people included is Fr...

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  • THE Innovation and Impact Summit 2022 visits ITRL

    A group of people listens to a presentation at ITRL
    On Wednesday participants could visit ITRL.
    Published May 02, 2022

    Last week Scania and ITRL welcomed participants from the conference THE Innovation and Impact Summit for a closer look at how strategic partnerships drive innovation and sustainable development.

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  • ITRL paper presented at Design Thinking Research Symposium 13

    Lina Rylander presenting at the conference.
    Lina Rylander presenting at the conference.
    Published Apr 21, 2022

    Industrial PhD student Lina Rylander presented Designing for change in complex socio-technical systems at a conference in Israel.

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  • ITRL Annual Report 2021

    Published Apr 08, 2022

    We look back at 2021 in our now released annual report. Read through updates, results from our projects and work in the main research areas.

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  • System-level impacts of self-driving vehicles Project summary

    Photo: Marcin Jozwiak on Unsplash
    Published Apr 05, 2022

    The project 'System-level impacts of self-driving vehicles' is coming to an end and recently presented its project summary.

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  • Autonomous vehicles en route to the city

    Aqua blue minivan with 5G Ride printed across side door panels
    Future 5G Ride is a development of the 5G Ride project. Since 2020, researchers have been working with 5G and remote monitoring of vehicles via a traffic tower, something that will contribute to a smooth introduction of self-driving buses in an urban environment. Photo: 5G Ride
    Published Mar 14, 2022

    The automobile with a mind of its own is a recurring fantasy in TV and film dating back to the 1960s. But it’s nearly time for KITT, Christine and Herbie the Love Bug to pull over and let some real-li...

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  • Watch: How can “yellow vests” be avoided?

    Published Mar 11, 2022

    Factors affecting citizens’ acceptance of climate policy

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  • A speedy dream for transportation

    Hyperloop station concept
    Photo: Zeleros
    Published Jan 19, 2022

    How about 25 minutes to get from Stockholm to Gothenburg? In a basement at KTH, the technology for Hyperloop is taking shape. Fasten your seat belts; here we are talking about the transports of the fu...

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  • The unit for combustion engines closes down

    Published Dec 01, 2021

    The Department of Machin Design (MMK) is closing down the Internal Combustion Engine unit. The underlying reason is that fossil-fueled vehicles are on their way out of society.

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  • SVT visits CoKitchen at KTH Live-In Lab

    Skärmdump från SVT:s inslag om CoKitchen.
    Published Nov 16, 2021

    SVT recently visited the CoKitchen apartment at KTH's campus. One of the participating students in the CoKitchen project gave SVT a tour of the apartment, where a total of four students will be living...

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  • Novel Mechatronics-Twin Framework based on Stewart Platform

    Published Nov 01, 2021

    Within the EU H2020 project SocketSense, a novel mechatronics-twin framework has been developed to integrate advanced biomechanical modeling and simulation capabilities with the support for physical t...

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  • Pain reducing tech suit on export

    The garment as a prototype next to a picture of a girl playing basket ball in the suit.
    In 2009, the Exopulse suit was just a prototype. Today, the garment improves motion range and reduces pain for hundreds of people with brain disorders as MS or dysfunctions from stroke.
    Published Oct 26, 2021

    Garments designed to reduce pain and spasms for patients with brain damage – yes, this is done at KTH. More than ten years ago, researchers Johan Gawell and Jonas Wistrand at the Department of Machine...

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  • Agreeing on how to collide

    Photo from inside a car, inside a tunnel. Dramatic.
    Do we and the self-driving cars understand each other? Photo: Samuele Errico Piccarini, Unsplash
    Published Sep 14, 2021

    Autonomous vehicles (AV) are expected to improve road safety and avoid serious accidents significantly. But do the autonomous systems and humans understand each others reactions in a tense traffic sit...

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