Theme: Urban Mobility
Research on solving spatial issues transition to active modalities as walking and cycling, smart cities, new sustainable and affordable mass transport systems.
Mobility is a basic human need. It is a prerequisite for a healthy economy and sustainable society. However, our current mobility system is far from sustainable: pollution, noise, congestion, inefficient use of public space and high accidents rates are drastically impacting on the economy and our well-being. At TU/e we believe that a future of fully sustainable mobility is possible and within reach. In fact, our students and over 200 researchers who conduct research on mobility related issues, are committed to accelerate the transition to a sustainable mobile future.
We are working towards mobility that is safe and clean and that minimizes the use of scarce urban space. Mobility that is accessible to all at reasonable cost. Solutions that are being researched are both in-vehicle ones as well as ones outside the vehicle:
With intelligent vehicles essentially becoming computers on wheels, vehicle performance will be greatly improved by innovations in the areas of electronics, software systems and data intelligence.
An increasing volume of mobility data will lead to an exponential growth in smart mobility solutions, enabling new mobility systems and services. This will be by way of the new ‘Internet of vehicles’ created by connected technology. Also, smart design of urban areas – empowering slower mobility options such as walking and cycling – will boost enhanced mobility.
Driven by technology, TU/e is working on solutions for a sustainable mobile future through:
• Safe mobility: advanced driver assistance systems, automotive WIFI and 5G cellular connectivity, LIDAR, stereo camera systems, AI, control technology.
• Clean and energy efficient mobility: fuels from electricity, cleaner engines, electrification, bicycle technology.
• Lower congestion and logistics costs: data science & logistics, distributed traffic management, V2X systems.
• Solving spatial issues: transition to active modalities as walking and cycling, smart cities, new sustainable and affordable mass transport systems.
• High quality mobility: automated driving, affordable mobility-as-a-service.