Major funding for mobility research, with a focus on behaviour and IT services

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is to host a new Mistra programme on smart mobility and accessibility. User behaviour and integrated IT services for sustainable mobility will be the focus of a research initiative with funding of SEK 40 million over four years. The programme will be led by KTH and the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI). The consortium behind the initiative also includes researchers from Karlstad and Uppsala, as well as several major companies and local authorities.

The aim is to develop integrated IT services that will facilitate sustainable mobility and travel. Researchers will also analyse the sustainability of different mobility services.

‘Achieving accessibility and mobility in a more sustainable way is crucial if we are to move towards a climate-smart and resource-efficient society,’ said Mistra’s Executive Director, Åke Iverfeldt. ‘That’s why this programme is so important.’