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Erik Almlöf

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Doctoral student


Drottning Kristinas Väg 40


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About me

My research revolves around societal impacts from self-driving vehicles, Mobility as a Service and digitalization where I try to understand the development of the transport system and how we can proactively work towards sustainability goals. In my first study I've explored the transport level impacts of self-driving technology, with a focus on public transport. The study explored both the possibilites for self-driving cars and the possibilities for the public transport sector and examined effects of e.g. mode choice and pollution. The second study I did examined different scenarios for self-driving bus services and which advantages and disadvantages that may come from the service. In addition, I've performed a study where we investigated who stopped travelling by public transport due to the pandemic.

I have a Master's Degree in Engineering from Uppsala university where I studied the multidisciplinary programme Sociotechnical Systems Engineering. Before starting my PhD studies I worked six years at Nobina as a traffic planner/market analyst and afterwards for two years at the Public Transport Administration at Stockholm County (more commonly known as "SL") as a traffic analyst. I still hold the position at the Public Transport Administration and try to foster increased collaboration and dispersion of scientific results.

What drove me to begin my PhD at ITRL was a curiosity of the development of our future transport system and ITRL's focus on multidisciplinary work and cooperation between the private industry, the academy and the public sector.

I use traffic models (for example Sampers) as my primary research tool but also interviews and workshops and try to work with "mixed methods" that fit my multidisciplinary interest.

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