SINTEF Building and Infrastructure Mobility and Economics
Mobility and Economics
Our research contributes to the benefit assessment of investments made in society, and to an efficient, safe and environmentally friendly transport system. We develop research-based knowledge and solutions in close dialogue with clients in business and public administration. Our research contributes with knowledge of the economic effects of innovation and change processes in the public sector and private sector. This is central in order to prioritize resources in a long-term and sustainable manner, both at individual, organizational and system level. Mobility is central to modern societies. Through the National Transport Plan, Norway priorities major values for the transport infrastructure. The overall goal is a secure transport system that promotes value creation and contributes to the conversion to the low-emission society. SINTEF develops knowledge and solutions that provide better decision making for these investments. We have solid competence and long, strong traditions within the department's research areas of economics and mobility. The department's researchers have broad interdisciplinary composition and we are well equipped to carry out complex projects at the intersection of technology, organization and humanity. We work closely with other parts of SINTEF to develop new business areas and to ensure our customers the best skills. The department has three research groups: Economics - Sustainable mobility - Digitization in transport
The vision of Sharing Neighbourhoods is digitalization towards a socially inclusive and caring neighbourhood. We will investigate the effects of digital collaborative sharing platforms on the social interactions in neighbourhoods, and the new economic models that these platforms enable in the neighbourhoods.
Cooperative ITS for Mobility in European Cities
CIMEC is a city-focused project which will explore the role cooperative ITS systems (C-ITS) can play to support city authorities, both in managing their transport networks and the delivery of other transport-linked services. It will reach out to key stakeholder groups (both public and private) to ensure a smooth and cost-effective deployment of C-ITS in cities around Europe. The project commenced in June 2015 and will run until May 2017.
Basic safety measures will save lives in tunnels
What has to happen to facilitate more effective rescues from tunnel fires? Researchers have been investigating how 80 research subjects wearing VR glasses reacted in a virtual tunnel fire. Their conclusion is that basic measures can save lives.
Will home delivery and e-commerce make our transport habits more eco friendly?
How is the travel pattern of a family affected by the delivery of foods to the door? And does this make them more environmentally friendly? Researchers will now find the answer.