Transport & Planning
How can we solve congestion? How can we make transport more reliable? How do we reduce the environmental impact of transport and logistics? How do we improve traffic and transportation safety? How do we deal with the transportation impacts of climate change? How do we make responsible use of novel development in technology to deal with these issues?
These are just examples of questions that the Transport & Planning Department at the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences is looking into. By performing top scientific research and by educating world class transportation engineers, we aim to contribute to the creation of an efficient, sustainable and resilient transportation system.
Research at T&P is conducted across a multitude of relevant research themes, organized via eleven collaborative labs (the so-called T&P labs), and led by one or two Principal Scientists.
Next to doing state-of-the-art research, we provide transport and planning courses in the Bachelor programme Civil Engineering, we offer a Transport & Planning track in the MSc programmes Civil Engineering, and we participate in the interfaculty MSc programme Transport Infrastructure and Logistics.
10 March 2022
Using VR for understanding interactions between automated vehicles an vulnerable road users
Virtual Reality (VR) provides possibilities to obtain complete experimental control and automatically collect behavioral data of vulnerable road users when interacting with automated vehicles. The usage of VR has attracted strong attention to play a key role in studying and better understanding interactions between autonomous vehicles and vulnerable road users.
06 August 2021
Uber both competes with, and complements public transport
Tussen een en twee op de vijf Uber-reizen hebben geen haalbaar alternatief in het openbaar vervoer. Het aandeel reizigers dat Uber verkiest boven openbaar vervoer neemt af naarmate de reistijd van het openbaar vervoer concurrerender is. Dat zijn twee bevindingen in een nieuw onderzoeksrapport over ritdiensten, dat gebaseerd is op een vergelijking van gegevens van Uber en het openbaar vervoer uit zes steden in de VS en Europa.
11 February 2021
PhD Defence Alexandra Gavriilidou
Wednesday the 3rd of February Alexandra Gavriilidou will defend her thesis entitled ‘Cyclists in Motion: from data collection to behavioural models.’ The defence ceremony will take place in the Senaatszaal of the TU Delft Aula. Prior to the defence, at 14:30, Alexandra will give a brief presentation about her research.
What if we all share our rides?
With just a few clicks associate professor Oded Cats empties the streets of Amsterdam of all cars. In a simulation model, that is. ‘Now what if we ban Uber? Or allow only trams or bike sharing services?’ From his office in the CEG faculty building Cats is experimenting with a complex computer model creating a wealth of different virtual transport scenarios.
Evacuating virtual buildings
Virtual Reality (VR) is not just about gaming or flight simulators. At TU Delft, PhD Yan Feng is investigating how it may help explain the behaviour of pedestrians. It took her just five months to teach herself how to create a complex virtual building. By then she had built an exact replica of her faculty building and invited real people to explore and evacuate it. So how did they find their way around?
Cycling for science at Ahoy
PhD students Alexandra Gavriilidou and Marie-Jette Wierbos have just finished an intensive cycling experiment. The checklist: 1000 metres of tape, 200 caps, 8 tracking cameras and 1 hall in Ahoy Rotterdam. Scientists have long shied away from predicting cycling behaviour but now TU Delft is gearing up to change all that.
Like sardines in a festival can
How does the crowd at an event move, when do people stop and how do you ensure that safety is not compromised? A large-scale experiment is being conducted at Delft University of Technology to gain a better understanding of the behaviour of pedestrians during busy events.
The North South line shakes up the entire public transport network
Amsterdam’s North South metro line is nearing completion. It is not often that a city’s public transport system is given a structural shake up of this magnitude. Transport & Planning postdoc Ties Brands saw his chance and decided to study the impact of the new line on the surrounding public transport network.
Driving your own car is set to become the new smoking
The self-driving car is on its way. Or is it in fact already here? In June 2017, Transport Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen opened the Researchlab Automated Driving Delft (RADD) on the TU Delft campus. In the lab, automated driving experiments are being conducted under the supervision of Professors Bart van Arem and Dariu Gavrila.
How do people get to know a city?
What if you are a student or a tourist and you find yourself in a city you have not been to before? How do you go about finding your way? Do landmarks such bridges, churches and other characteristic buildings help? To find out, Transport & Planning PhD Lara Zomer kitted out 250 bikes with gps trackers.