Research Areas at the Division of Traffic and Logistics
The research and educational activities of the division are organized in four areas:
Road traffic (Vägtrafik;ToL-VÄG)
The research of the group focuses on the design, operations, management, monitoring and dynamic control of traffic systems. The group has extensive experience in the development and application of simulation models, traffic estimation and prediction through dynamic traffic assignment (DTA), design and evaluation of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), traffic data fusion.
Rail transport (Tågtrafik; ToL-TÅG)
The group specializes in supply and demand analysis of passenger and freight rail transport systems, including rail traffic planning, customer preference valuations, forecasting and market analysis, capacity analysis, rail cost modeling, application of rail simulation models, and infrastructure planning.
Public Transport (Kollektivttrafik; ToL-Koll)
The research of the group focuses mainly on the attractiveness of public transport. Examples include passenger valuations, understanding orientation and information aspects of urban public transport, drivers' behavior and its importance for ride comfort. Economic studies, such as the effectiveness of quality incentives in procured public transport, pricing, and design of bus rapid transit services (BRT) are also of interest.
Logistics (Logistik; ToL-LOG)
Logistics research has traditionally focused on the role of freight transport in the overall transport system, the management of the supply chain, identification of bottlenecks in the flow of products from the original producer to the final consumer.