Transport and Traffic Engineering
The impact of transport and traffic on the climate (BfS: 40% of CO2 emissions in Switzerland) and energy consumption (BfS: 38% of final energy) is enormous. With this starting position and against the background of new drive and autonomous vehicle technologies, the mobility industry is in a state of upheaval. The key to exploiting the resulting potential is the digitisation of transport systems with the aim of achieving meaningful mobility for all.
Therefore, the focus in the research area of "Transport and Traffic Engineering" is on transport system modelling. Here, the SoE's specially designed "Digital Mobility Lab" plays a key role in research and teaching. Using methods from statistics, simulation and mathematical optimisation, the planning and operation of existing and future scenarios of intermodal mobility and their effects on people and the environment are investigated.
The focus is divided into three thematic areas:
- Modelling of Transport and Socio Geographic Systems
objective: design and optimisation of a user-oriented transport infrastructure
- Planning and Operation of Transport Systems
objective: Design and optimisation of mobility value-added processes
- Operation in Aviation
objective: design and optimisation of infrastructure and operations in aviation
Link to the members of the group.