How could blockchain technology be a foundation for designing a combined Mobility as a Service platform that benefits all of the involved stakeholders? A recent lunch seminar at ITRL explored this question.
KTH Royal Institute of Technology celebrated the 100th anniversary of its campus area in October 2017, and researchers from Mistra SAMS gave presentations on their work as part of the celebration. The talks were filmed and the videos are available now.
On the 24th of January KTH and ITRL in a larger consortium led by Nobina have started with the first long-term trial of self-driving buses. The bus line runs in Stockholm (Kista) from Kista Galleria to Scandic Victoria Tower and it is the Nordics first self-driving bus on the public road in regular traffic.
Mistra SAMS researcher Anders Gullberg has, along with Christian Landgren of Iteam, written an open letter to the Swedish Transport Administration, urging the agency to the engine of digitalization in Sweden.
Mistra SAMS yearly conference took place October 26-27 at Balingsholm hotel in Huddinge. Representatives from the consortium participated in the two-day conference and workshop. Each work package presented their progress, and the attendees considered different living labs Mistra SAMS might work with next year.
Mistra SAMS international scientific advisory panel visited Stockholm October 5-6, and held talks in their respective fields during a morning seminar on the 6th. The talks ranged from the impact of uber to the importance of configuring the child user.
Cities are critical for global development and are key to realising a sustainable future. Meanwhile, their environmental impact is significant. Transportation in and around cities causes a large proportion of the total carbon emissions. The emergence of new accessibility and mobility services is something that radically can make a difference in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Every two years his Majesty Carl XVI Gustaf invites researchers and decision-makers to discuss environmental issues. This year, Mistra's CEO Åke Iverfeldt participated in a talk with Darja Isaksson and journalist Erika Bjerström on the topic of "Environment - a social issue. What is the current agenda?"
On the 13-17 of August, Katrin Lättman, researcher in Mistra SAMS WP4, participated in Thredbo15, International Conference Series on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport. The conference took place at Stockholm School of Economics and was co-organized by VTI.
A discussion about new services for sustainable accessibility and mobility in the Stockholm region drew a large audience Monday at Almedalsveckan. The panel was comprised of Daniel Helldén (MP), Gustav Hemming (C), Lena Smidfelt Rosqvist and Charlotte Wäreborn Schultz.
Data is quickly becoming the most important resource in the economy, and society depends on large data platform companies to deliver. These companies need to be run in a responsible way. The political challenge now is to mitigate concentration of power, while still reaping the benefits of digitalisation.