List of our ongoing projects
Our team is currently working on exciting mobility projects such as RemiHub or Sharelivery. Below you will find a brief summary of every project. Is there a specific project that has caught your interest? Feel free to contact us by email or phone!
Evidence and Acceptance – from Experiments to Transformation
The transnational research project ACCTRA aims to make cities more sustainable, liveable and accessible for all by adapting the transport system. The project will use case studies in Klagenfurt and Istanbul to develop a better understanding of how the necessary transformation of public spaces can succeed. In this context, experiments will be conducted in street spaces to promote alternatives to car traffic such as walking, cycling, public transport or e-scooters. A key role is played by the acceptance of local stakeholders and users. The research project therefore deals with how such experiments and their acceptance can be improved on the one hand through communication and participation and on the other hand with the help of data-based evaluation. In the research project we are working closely with the local administrations in Klagenfurt and Istanbul and attach great importance to an early involvement of local stakeholders.
Duration 05/2023 - 10/2025
Funded by Era-Net Cofund Urban Accessibility and Connectivity (ENUAC), JPI Urban Europe. | AT: BMK, FFG | TR: Tübitak | SE: Formas, SWEA, Vinnova
- Project lead: TU Wien
- Project partners Austria: City of Klagenfurt, netwiss OG, Bednar Landscape Architecture
- Project partners Turkey: Ozyegin University, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, Maltepe District Municipality
- Project partner Sweden: Koucky & Partners
© research project ACCTRA
Integrative building blocks for incentives for company cargo bike use
Cargo bikes are increasingly replacing cars in private mobility and the CEP sector. So far, little attention has been paid to commercial transport as e.g. service. These journeys are characterised by mostly short distances in the inner-city area. The cargo bike offers the chance to save CO2 emissions and to reduce time and costs in the daily work routines (e.g. search for a parking space, parking permits, etc.).
So far, however, there is a lack of appropriate role models for these companies as well as incentives beyond purchase subsidies. In order to achieve a rapid and broadly effective switch to cargo bikes, it is necessary to identify levers at different levels of a multi-level perspective. This is where ANTRIEB comes in, building a.o. on the findings of the KlimaEntLaster, opens an external URL in a new window project and addressing the following key questions:
- What measures and incentives are required on the part of the public sector so that more companies purchase cargo bikes for commercial / service transport?
- How can cargo bikes be integrated into everyday business procedures?
- What measures and incentives are needed to ensure that employees in companies actually use the cargo bikes they have purchased?
The results of the project are integrative solution modules for incentives for cargo bike usage at at different levels of a multi-level perspective.
Duration 11/2023 - 03/2026
Funded within the call of the Austrian Funding Agency (FFG) "Mobility (2022) - Cities and Digitalisation, opens an external URL in a new window"
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Urban Mobility laboratory aspern.mobil LAB
Urban expansion areas face similar challenges in Europe. Using aspern Seestadt as an example, the project aspern.mobil LAB will work on these challenges. To this end, residents are offered numerous opportunities to work on innovative mobility solutions on an equal footing and in this way to rethink their own routines. At the same time, however, the district is a suitable place for industry and service providers to apply different mobility solutions.
AML 2.0: 04/2017 - 03/2021
AML 3.0: 07/2021 - 06/2026
Funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft" (call for proposals 2016 and call for proposals Economic Stimulus Package Urban Mobility Labs 2021)
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Investigation of the cargo traffic volume of the Co-Creative Mile in aspern Seestadt
With the Co-Creative Mile, a modern shopping street is being developed in aspern Seestadt that combines commerce, work and living with high-quality public spaces for encounters. A prerequisite for a high quality of stay is the intelligent handling of the expected delivery traffic. Against this background, an estimate of the expected volume of goods traffic in the area of the shopping street is made as an essential planning basis on the basis of the planned uses.
The spatial location of the estimated volume of goods traffic enables a comparison of different planning scenarios, taking into account both the distribution of uses and the design of the public spaces. Based on the differentiation according to goods characteristics, needs in delivery as well as potentials for consolidation in the area of goods traffic are also shown. In order to ensure implementation-oriented planning, relevant stakeholders from planning, administration and business will be integrated into the project in several workshops.
Duration 04/2023 - 12/2023
Research cooperation with Wien 3420 aspern development AG
Gender-sensitive e-car sharing
For a sustainable mobility of the future, there will have to be changes in the way cars are used. This concerns both, the type of engine and the question of how cars will be used in the future. E-car sharing is seen as an important component of this. However, (e-)car sharing services are currently utilised by a limited, male-dominated group of users and the car sharing systems are adapted to their needs.
The research project "GECAR - gender-sensitive e-car sharing" addresses this issue. We are investigating gender-specific use and (non-)use behaviour, as well as user experiences and barriers that hinder the use of various e-car sharing services in Austria. The objective is to develop gender-sensitive service models for different e-car sharing services in cooperation with (non-)users and operators.
GECAR is a research project carried out jointly by the Institute of Spatial Planning (Research Unit Transportation System Planning) of the TU Wien and the car sharing provider MO.Point, the association-based car sharing provider Maronihof in Vorarlberg and the sociologist Sonja Gruber.
Duration 10/2021 - 12/2023
Funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology (BMK) as part of the FFG programme "Talente" (call: FEMtech research projects 2020)
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Climate-friendly and target group-suitable mobility services in the residential environment with transport bike
Cargo bikes are climate-friendly means of transport that can be used in a versatile way and have the potential to replace transport journeys by car. Whereas they are already part of the streetscape in big cities, they are not yet well established in small towns and rural areas.
The HAUSRAD project seeks to design new mobility services (NMS) based on cargo bicycles - for example, product services with new organisational and usage structures, via pricing models and supplementary services - that take into account the requirements of different target groups in small towns and rural areas and can be easily integrated into everyday life.
For this purpose, the needs and mindsets of (potential) users will be surveyed for the first time in an Austria-wide representative survey. Based on this, NMS will be co-conceptualised and selected concepts will be tested for their suitability and effects in two pilot locations, with a focus on the residential environment.
On this basis, implementation models for the sustainable roll-out of the developed transport bike-based NMS throughout Austria will be developed in cooperation with relevant stakeholders.
Duration 09/2022 - 04/2025
Funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology (BMK) as part of the FFG programme "Mobility of the Future"
© project Hausrad
Grätzl Loading Zone
The Grätzl Loading Zone pursues the idea of combining the advantages of a loading zone for entrepreneurs, customers and residents.
The intensity of the use of public space for urban goods transport has increased in recent years, among other things due to the growing online trade. Designated loading zones should help to solve traffic problems and ensure efficient supply. In order to optimise the organisation of loading zones, evidence-based decision-making is necessary. The needs of delivery companies and local customers have to be brought in line with the strategic goals of the municipality and the actual demand. The needs of residents must also be taken into account.
A well-organised loading zone infrastructure can have positive effects on the urban population - for example through the reorganisation of public space and improved air quality through traffic reduction - as well as bring efficiency gains for businesses and logistics companies.
As part of the project, there are two Grätzl Loading Zones constructed in Vienna's sixth district:
Duration 05/2023 - 01/2024
Research cooperation with the Vienna Chamber of Commerce (WKO)
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© project Grätzl-Ladezone
Tool for needs assessment and measures for logistics planning in neighbourhoods
Existing planning tools and toolkits usually focus on city-wide aspects and only allow very general and insufficiently quantifiable statements. Influencing factors that play a role in the small-scale environment are often disregarded. With the LOGI-TOOLKIT we are taking a different approach. It is designed to make it possible to assess the suitability and impact of logistical measures at the small-scale level and to prepare their embedding in processes in the best possible way. The fields of logistics and urban planning are considered in an interdisciplinary way and relevant measures are examined for their suitability with the involvement of various interest groups. Those responsible for planning, administration and real estate development can use the LOGI-TOOLKIT to evaluate the consequences and effects of measures on the basis of evidence and take appropriate precautions.
Duration 05/2022 - 10/2024
Funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology (BMK) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft"
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Cooperative mobility stations in local neighbourhoods (Grätzl)
The cooperative research project Mo.Hub aims at developing mobility stations in co-creation with citizens, mobility service providers as well as politics and administration in order to contribute to sustainable urban mobility and participatory design of climate-friendly public spaces.
The starting point lies in freeing public space by reducing the degree of motorisation as a result of the concentration of different (new) mobility services at mobility hubs. The aim is to promote intermodal, seamless, sustainable mobility, accessibility of the Grätzl and diverse use of public space.
In the Mo.Hub project, approximately three experimental spaces for mobility hubs are set up in Vienna according to local requirements to enable the flexible testing and combination of different mobility offers as well as their embedding in public spaces. The co-creative approach ensures the involvement of residents and potential users to implement demand-oriented offers and to promote their acceptance and awareness of sustainable mobility through participation.
Duration 02/2021 - 10/2023
Funded within the framework of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft" by the Federal Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK).
Mobility consultancy Seestadt
Within the framework of mobility consulting, the optimal individual solution for the various mobility needs is determined from the diverse mobility offers. Seestadt's residents can obtain information and advice on mobility and the choice of transport. During the free consultation, decisive factors such as travel time, low travel costs, health aspects or climate aspects are discussed.
The consultations help to make mobility in aspern Seestadt more sustainable, more compatible and safer. As a result, we not only benefit ourselves and protect our environment, but also contribute to making aspern Seestadt a more beautiful and safer place where children can play safely and a high quality of life is maintained.
Duration 06/2021 - 12/2024
Funded by the aspern mobility fund
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© Mobilitätsberatung Seestadt
Multiple mobility data fusion & enrichment for demand-driven mobility use cases
Data-driven mobility analyses are gaining more and more importance for future-oriented, demand-driven and sustainable transportation planning. They allow for small-scale spatial, urban, and transportation planning. In MultiMoFusion, district and neighborhood development are the focus of use case orientated research. In order to assess the impact of neighbourhood-related mobility measures, traditional survey methods are hardly sufficient due to limited spatial, content-related and temporal resolution. By complementing them with new, innovative survey methods, it is possible to close knowledge gaps. Therefore, the goal of MultiMoFusion is to enrich SMASI (Smartphone Assisted Self-Interviews) surveys with anonymized mobile phone movement data (Floating Phone Data (FPD)). A holistically new, high-quality and quantitative demand data source with the advantages of both data worlds is generated.
MultiMoFusion also deals with the innovative use of new and target-oriented communication based on data. Methods from storytelling supplemented with interactive (geo)visualization elements in form of storymaps can be used to generate attention for current mobility challenges. Likewise, the collection of technical, organizational and legal integration requirements towards a future national mobility data space and the investigation of transferability will take place.
Aspern Seestadt is an perfect laboratory for testing and experimenting within the framework of MultiMoFusion. The SMASI data collected here in the scope of the mobility panel form a strong basis for MultiMoFusion. In addition to the existing data of the study area, macroscopic mobile phone movement data will be added. A data fusion is to be used to create a model that improves the SMASI data on the basis of the floating phone data in order to increase representativeness on the one hand and also to depict a continuous, temporal longitudinal section of mobility on the other.
The combination of the fused data and the use of further quantitative but also qualitative methods in the context of the Use Cases shows the advantages, limits and potentials of data fusion. Together with stakeholders, further possible applications (Future Cases) will be discussed and collected - where a transfer strategy to other areas will also be developed.
Duration 11/2023 - 10/2026
Funded within the framework of the FFG call "Mobility (2022) - Cities and Digitalisation", opens an external URL in a new window
© project MultiMoFusion
System-integrating solutions for innovation barriers of new mobility services
Barriers to innovation for New Mobility Services (NMS) are considered from different disciplines and points of view. The focus is usually on individual types of NMS. To date, a holistic view of NMS for the Austrian legal framework and organisational structures is still missing. However, superordinate questions are relevant, such as the availability of cross-NMS infrastructure requirements (e.g. mobility hubs), the networking possibilities of NMS with each other (e.g. through Mobility as a Service - MaaS), but also the linking with existing structures (especially public transport, but also living and working).
How do these system integrations affect the innovation development and market diffusion of NMS?
This requires a holistic approach and a transdisciplinary, systematised and structured review of the barriers to innovation that have been recorded so far, in order to build on and analyse the superordinate questions of system integration as a barrier to innovation.
The project's objective is, on the basis of this holistic view, the development of a compendium to be updated as a basis for the conception of a legal and organisational framework that a) creates space for the development of further NMS, b) promotes the broad establishment of existing NMS on the market and c) ensures their establishment as a sensible and climate-effective supplement to existing public transport services.
Duration 10/2022 - 09/2023
Funded by the Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation, and Technology (BMK) as part of the FFG programme "Mobility of the Future"
Smart mobility hubs as game changer in transport
The SmartHubs project examines mobility hubs, dedicated on-street locations where citizens can choose from different shared and sustainable mobility options. The main objective is to assess if a co-designed, user-centric development can enable mobility hubs to act as a game changer towards sustainable urban mobility and accessibility. SmartHubs will examine, develop and apply research methods and tools in four SmartHubs Living Labs in Belgium (Brussels), the Netherlands (Rotterdam-the Hague), Germany (Munich) and Austria (Vienna and Aspern Seestadt).
SmartHubs will develop and apply novel participatory and impact assessment tools like
- an open accessibility tool involving inputs from individual citizens to examine the local accessibility impacts of mobility hubs,
- an accessibility network analysis and resilience tool to examine the impacts of mobility hubs on transport network resilience,
- a multi-actor multi-criteria analysis method to involve individual citizens and
- tangible augmented reality technologies and gamification and user experience (UX) approaches to facilitate co-creation processes of mobility hub design.
Finally, SmartHubs will conduct rigorous research on a broad range of mobility, accessibility, vulnerability, resilience and societal impacts of mobility hubs (including environmental, equity, gender, and transport poverty impacts) which go beyond the current state of the art.
Duration 05/2021 - 04/2024
Funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs and the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology as part of the FFG programme "Energie der Zukunft" (programme series: Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe, Joint Call 2018/19)
© Lukas Philippovich, aspern.mobil LAB
Integration and Harmonization of Logistics Operations
The logistics industry is facing continuous and significant challenges in recent years. There is a trend towards adoption of intelligent services for increasing the performance of systems and synchromodal operations. Transfers and deliveries can benefit from the use of novel business models that adopt the aforementioned intelligent services when the optimization of the use of shared resources is the core target and become the basis for the provision of a climate friendly infrastructure. The goal of synchromodal operations and the integration of heterogeneous logistics services is the reduction of current transfers in order to reduce the carbon footprint while securing the uninterrupted deliveries and the resilience to any disruptive event.
TRACE targets to the aforementioned integration activities offering a universal platform with functionalities related to planning, scheduling, optimization and events management as well as the use of blockchain technology to facilitate the real time conclusion of smart contracts and financial operations. Thus, becoming one of the first attempts to provide an ‘intelligent cover’ upon the current logistics frameworks.
TRACE envisions real demonstrators in different European countries with different goals that start from transportations with the use of shared resources, the disruptive events detection and re-scheduling of transfers while concluding with the use of unmanned vehicles to automate the last mile deliveries.
TRACE also proposes new transfer corridors, safe areas where unmanned vehicles can collect items towards the final destination and new (virtual) hubs.
TRACE will perform studies related to the barriers towards the new logistics era, the new business opportunities, the requirements for the legislation and regulatory frameworks and expose the benefits of the proposed approach in terms of the reduction for energy demand and emissions while limiting the operational costs for logistics stakeholders.
Duration: 06.01.2023 – 05.31.2026 (36 months)
TU Wien is one of 28 international stakeholders collectively forming the project consortium.
TRACE is funded by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) as part of the European Union’s "Horizon Europe, opens an external URL in a new window" scientific research initiative.
© research project TRACE
In order to be able to achieve the targeted and necessary climate goals by 2030, increased efforts for a change in transport and mobility are urgently needed. In the Austrian Mobility Master Plan 2030, the redistribution and redesign of public space, among other things, are central building blocks.
The research project trans|formator:in deals with the acceleration and process optimisation of the redesign of public spaces - with the aim of strengthening active forms of mobility and improving the quality of stay. The aim is to create future-oriented spaces with a high level of acceptance and, at the same time, to lay the foundation for behavioural change towards sustainable mobility.
The goals are ambitious: New methods are to be developed and tested in seven pilot municipalities by August 2026. In addition to the entire setup for a successful transformation of public spaces (traffic calming, quality of stay and social meeting points), participation and learning processes as well as communication and social marketing are given special importance in this flagship project of "the mobility of the future".
The seven pilot municipalities (Vienna, Graz, Salzburg, St. Pölten, Langenlois, Deutschkreutz, St. Gallenkirch) are supported by a broad field of ambitious experts from science and practice from 23 consortium partners in order to gain far-reaching, innovative insights and to pass these on to interested municipalities (follower municipalities).
Duration 01.09.2022 - 31.08.2026
Funded by the Federal Ministry Republic of Austria Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK), The Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG)
© project trans|formator:in
Ultimate Integrated Mobility
In view of the climate crisis, the Austrian mobility system faces complex challenges: Increasing traffic, urban sprawl and consumer-oriented lifestyles are causing more and more climate-relevant gases. On the other hand, there are numerous barriers that stand in the way of the implementation of innovative sustainable mobility offers. A radical rethink is therefore required in many areas. The ULTIMOB project is concerned with advancing the turnaround in mobility, creating necessary new mobility offers and combining them with existing solutions in a meaningful way.
Duration 09/2019 - 08/2023
Funded by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) as part of the FFG programme "Mobilität der Zukunft"