Project list - completed projects
The staff of the Research Unit of Transport Planning and Traffic Engineering have already successfully completed numerous research projects. Here you will find concise information on the projects. If you are interested and have any questions, please contact us by e-mail or telephone.
Comprehensive mobility service guarantee
Duration: 03/2021 - 04/2022
Climate-friendly city logistics to strengthen the local economy in Lienz
Duration: 03/2020 - 08/2021
Multifunctional Onboard Accessibility Devices
The aim of WheelChair is to investigate whether and to what extent on-board wheelchairs for aircraft cabins can be better adapted to the needs of passengers and whether a guidance system can be established with which both the guiding of wheelchairs and, for example, catering trolleys can be noticeably facilitated.
Duration: 10/2020 - 12/2022
Funding body: FFG, opens an external URL in a new window
The mobility transition in people's minds - learning to manage transition processes in a user-oriented way!
The aim of the project is to develop a "deeper understanding of the possible and effective steering mechanisms in relation to influencing mobility patterns". The problem will be addressed on the three levels: Users (WP2) - Transport system (WP3) - Governance (WP4) and on the basis of concrete testbeds (see LOIs). This systemic analysis of mobility behaviour, transport system and governance is a novelty. In an accompanying stakeholder process, important decision-makers and multipliers are involved. The stakeholder process supports the "development of appropriate steering and governance competences" within the actor network as well as the development of "practicable and accepted implementation concepts that are suitable for reaching critical masses and tipping points for a "passenger mobility turnaround".
Duration: 10/2019 - 09/2020
Active-mobile land use in urban areas - FAIRSPACE
Duration: 03/2018 - 11/2020
Mobility for the digitalised world of work
The project deals with the far-reaching adaptations in passenger mobility on the demand and supply side, which the advancing digitalisation and automation in the world of work entails. In order to make these developments tangible, processes of change are illuminated in an interdisciplinary manner and development potentials for passenger transport are derived. The aim of the project is to pave the way for new innovative concepts of passenger mobility and to prepare the requirements of "multimodal lifestyles" and mobility needs in a digitalised working world.
Duration: 09/2018 - 08/2020
System scenarios for automated driving in passenger mobility
The project System Scenarios for Automated Driving in Passenger Mobility (SAFiP) aims to develop scenarios for passenger mobility that describe the transport system while anticipating the possibilities and developments in the field of automated driving. This is done with the help of a multi-method approach in a broad and comprehensive dialogue with experts and stakeholders from politics, administration, science, industry and civil society. On the basis of these scenarios, traffic-relevant impact spectra are estimated and quantified. The analysis takes particular account of the interactions between society, space, mobility and transport. The aim is to derive the requirements and necessities for various policy fields (RTI, transport, spatial planning, etc.) and concrete further measures. A special focus in the project is on the importance of fully automated driving for public transport, which is explicitly considered in the scenarios.
Duration: 01/2018 - 12/2018
Training concept for educators
Duration: 05/2018 - 06/2019
Potentials of superblock concepts as a contribution to the planning of energy-efficient urban districts
The exploratory project SUPERBE investigates for the first time the applicability and potential effects of superblock approaches in the Austrian urban context in order to assess their contribution to energy-oriented urban planning.
Duration: 10/2018 - 01/2020
Possibilities for a baggage drop-off on the hub feeder train to attract AIRail cooperation
TerminalAufSchiene2 aims to intensively research solutions to be able to shift baggage check-in to the train, which could significantly reduce the minimum connecting time between train and flight and generate a significant boost in attractiveness on various levels.
Duration: 07/2018 - 02/2020
Small goods transport in passenger traffic
Duration: 03/2017 - 02/2018
App-supported communication for mobility-impaired persons to improve accessibility to aviation
Duration: 09/2017 - 02/2019
Barrier-free aircraft toilet
Duration: 09/2017 - 08/2019
Criteria, potentials and innovative concepts of vertical densification of production and city
VerticalUrbanFactory researches possibilities and potentials of highly efficient use of space through modern concepts of "stacked" functions and vertical production. Concrete examples of successful urban integration serve as a starting point for further research on the question of how commercial and manufacturing use can be made possible in urban spaces under conditions of "space scarcity". In addition to urban planning and energy-related questions, the topics of mobility and law & governance are being investigated in an interdisciplinary manner.
Duration: 09/2017 - 06/2019
Analysis of the bike-sharing system in Vienna: supplement, relief or replacement of public transport
The aim of the research project is to investigate the interaction of Vienna's city-based bike sharing system (Citybike Wien) with public transport (Wiener Linien). The question is the role of Citybike Wien in the multimodal transport system and its network effect. The aim is to assess the potential of bike sharing services as a supplement, relief or replacement for public transport.
Duration: 05/2016 - 10/2016
Exhaustion of the explanatory content In Austria On the road
As studies show, purchasing power, affordability and prices play an increasingly important role in mobility behaviour. One of the main objectives of the project is therefore to determine the financial factors and their magnitude that influence mobility, both in terms of private households and at the macroeconomic level. In addition to "classic" influencing factors factors such as spatial location, accessibility, functional mixes in the settlement area, but also household parameters (structure, age, education), income levels, commuter allowances, etc). However, the KONTIV design of the mobility surveys in use (e.g. "Austria on the Move") does not allow for a detailed overarching analysis of mobility and purchasing power. The improvement of the evidence base on mobility behaviour (also in relation to specific population groups) by "blending" consumption surveys and other relevant data sources with data on mobility behaviour (mobility surveys, commuter surveys, microcensus etc.) as well as the identification of new questions and indicator definitions form the content of AEIÖU.
Duration: 06/2016 - 07/2018
Easy Travel - new mobility concepts in tourism
In order to promote sustainable tourism, innovative mobility offers are being developed in the "Easy Travel" project, which, as a complete package, enable holidaymakers to travel to and from their destination (internationally) as well as to be mobile on site without their own car. Since the transport of luggage and the fear of a lack of mobility at the holiday destination are decisive factors for the majority of holidaymakers when choosing their own car as the preferred means of transport for arrival and departure, the focus is particularly on innovative, integrated solutions for luggage transport, flexible mobility at the holiday destination and simple booking of all components for a seamless mobility chain in one process.
Duration: 09/2016 - 07/2018
E-MOTO - Action and motivation plan to establish e-mobility among young two-wheelers
Duration: 03/2016 - 03/2017
Funding body: Österreichische Energieagentur, opens an external URL in a new window, Österreichischer Klima- und Energiefonds, opens an external URL in a new window,
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Mobility companions to support equal mobility specifically for non-route journeys
Duration: 09/2016 - 08/2018
Concepts for a multifunctional use of the mobility time budget
mobilTIMES considers application-oriented solutions for multidimensional and thus improved use of the inherently available mobility time budget. To this end, the topic of "multitasking" is examined in an interdisciplinary and comprehensive manner. Based on time diaries, in-depth empirical surveys and an explorative field test (design, equipment, municipal and company mobility management, etc.), concrete implementation strategies and concepts will be developed together with public transport operators, companies and the municipality in order to make a switch to public transport attractive through attractive multitasking designs and offers.
Duration: 09/2016 - 08/2018
School goes green-mobile! We are transport researchers - what are transport planners?
SAGMO brings Green Mobility closer to the pupils of the provincial capital Eisenstadt, which is characterised by a high proportion of children with a migration background and second language skills, in an age-appropriate way through active research into their own mobility and environment. By applying competence-oriented learning in the form of TUN and integrating the research and evaluation activities into science subjects, a targeted, close-knit peer learning network is created across school levels and schools. In cooperation with the city, the mobility centre and the provincial school board, not only the students' own mobility is researched, but also mobility-related occupational fields are explored. This holistic approach aims at a conscious and increased self-determined mobility of the pupils.
Duration: 05/2016 - 08/2018
Pilot Project for Vienna's Streets: Changing Use through (De-)Motorization
The project is intended as a pilot project to study the historical development of street use around the site of the State Opera as a living space as well as a traffic space. This is a first step to lay the foundation within a limited space for a larger conceived study in which more streets in Vienna will be analysed through the use of historical material.
Duration: 10/2016 - 12/2016
Multifunctional hub feeder by rail
Duration: 07/2016 - 06/2017
Rail-oriented settlement development and accessibility optimisation
Duration: 07/2015 - 06/2017
Barrier-free aircraft cabin
Duration: 07/2015 - 06/2016
Small goods transport using active and sustainable forms of mobility
In accordance with the requirements of the call for proposals, this submission, entitled "Thinking outside the box", provides scientific support for projects that are being funded in the current call for proposals under point 2.1.5 (Thinking outside the box in terms of personal mobility). It will also be analysed whether and to what extent existing funding instruments take into account innovative ideas, concepts and implementations, as well as perspectives that reach beyond the boundaries of disciplines. To this end, on the one hand, corresponding national and international research funding programmes will be examined and, on the other hand, projects will be analysed on the basis of various dimensions (funding, risk, innovation content, sustainability, interdisciplinarity, etc.). These dimensions are worked out in close cooperation with all those involved (stakeholders), for which creative methods from the repertoire of qualitative research (social research) are used (brainstorming, in-depth interviews, quasi-Delphi,...). The goal is to develop measures and proposals for how innovation promotion and "lateral thinking" can be ideally anchored in instruments, tender design and decision-making processes.
Duration: 01/2015 - 12/2015
Analysis and activation tools and services for initiating sustainable everyday mobility
Duration: 10/2014 - 10/2016
Electrically mobile with electricity from the region
The Elsbeere Wienerwald region - like many other rural regions - is currently heavily dependent on fossil-fuelled means of transport. Alternative forms of mobility, including electric mobility, are therefore becoming more and more interesting, especially there, due to increasing resource scarcity and climate protection reasons. With "EL-MO", the Elsbeere Wienerwald region wants to introduce children and young people to electric mobility as an environmentally friendly mobility alternative at an early stage and show which occupational fields face the challenge of developing new mobility technologies and creating framework conditions for everyday use. "EL-MO" lets the students actively try out interdisciplinary cooperation in addition to various technical disciplines (mobility planning, electric motor and electricity storage technology, electricity generation from renewable resources) and applied research to show that sustainable solutions can only be developed together. Moreover, special emphasis is placed on reaching parents, relatives and generally the citizens of the region through "EL-MO" and sensitising them to the topic.
Duration: 04/2014 - 09/2015
Funding body: Klima- und Energiefonds, opens an external URL in a new window, Programme Talents regional
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Influence of innovative concepts and mobility services on the supply and use of public space in urban structures
The overall objective of the IKARUS project is to investigate the impact of different smart city concepts and new mobility services on public space. For this purpose, an overview of the status quo and current mobility trends in Vienna will be compiled in the first work step. Smart City concepts and innovative mobility services to cope with future challenges will be described. In the second work step, it is defined what is meant by public space and how its future use should look like according to the official political goals. In the third step, the interactions between mobility concepts and services on the one hand and public space on the other hand are examined. Special attention will be paid to the needs of pedestrians. Finally, the results of the three work steps will be summarised, conclusions drawn and recommendations derived.
Duration: 08/2014 - 12/2014
Urban ReBound effects
In the uRbe project, the main aim is to improve empirical research in the field of rebound effects. Theoretical foundations such as modelling of consumers including simulations of interventions (behavioural changes, ...) are followed by extensive survey activities consisting of questionnaires, interviews and an online survey. Based on the collected data, rebound effects in the areas of buildings, appliances and mobility are to be quantified in practice and their causes explained. Based on this, further project objectives are, on the one hand, the development of technology and system-related measures to avoid or reduce rebound effects in Austrian urban households and, on the other hand, the preparation of recommendations for the promotion of research, development and innovation.
Duration: 07/2014 - 10/2016
Funding body: Klima- und Energiefonds, opens an external URL in a new window, Programme e!Mission.at
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Mobility needs of an ageing society - optimisation of public transport services in Vienna's outlying areas by means of alternative service forms
The overall objective of the AGORA project is to examine the possibility of maintaining or expanding public transport services in peripheral urban areas through the use of alternative forms of public transport. A special focus is on the changing requirements of future users due to socio-demographic developments. In a first step, conventional and alternative forms of service as well as the current public transport offer in Vienna are analysed. In a second step, the socio-demographic developments of the past are examined and relevant scenarios are selected from the available forecasts. The demand resulting from the selected scenarios is compared to different variants of public transport services including alternative service forms. Finally, the advantages and disadvantages of the different variants are determined and evaluated. From this, recommendations for the future design of public transport services in urban peripheral areas will be derived.
Duration: 07/2013 - 11/2013
Door-to-door mobility assistants
Duration: 03/2012 - 08/2014
Development of a non-motorised goods transport system for the local supply sector
Duration: 09/2013 - 04/2015
Road traffic technology for children - technology supports the design of mobility
Duration: 06/2013 - 06/2014
Operational and content-related deepening of the FP7 project TRANSFORM and use of the results for Austria
Duration: 03/2013 - 02/2016
Funding body: Klima- Und Energiefonds, opens an external URL in a new window, Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH, opens an external URL in a new window (FFG), Thematic Programme Smart Cities - FIT for SET
Road safety in the school environment
Review and improve road safety in the school environment
Duration: 10/2013 - 10/2014
Smart Mobility Info & Ticketing System Leading the Way for Effective E-Mobility Services
Duration: 03/2012 - 02/2015
Funding body: Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft mbH (FFG), Thematic Programme
Modelling the City as a Process. A tool for Decarbonisation Planning
Impact of the development of the e-bike market on risks, conflicts and accidents on cycling infrastructures
E-bikes have some features that indicate an increased risk of accidents. For example, with a front-wheel drive, completely unexpected handling characteristics can occur when cornering. It can also be assumed that the high acceleration capacity and the achievable high speeds - especially on tightly dimensioned cycling facilities - can lead to conflicts and accidents.
As e-bikes are not recorded separately by the executive authorities in the accident statistics, it is not yet possible to make any investigations into the occurrence of accidents. The aim of the MERKUR project is to use a wide range of different methods and sources to come to reliable conclusions about the type and extent of the possibly higher risk and its causes. The variety of methods ranges from theoretical analyses and expert discussions to interviews with e-bike users and conflict analyses. The following products will be derived from the identified user requirements and risk causes:
- Recommendations for a conflict mitigating adaptation of the design of cycling infrastructures and the corresponding guidelines
- Materials for raising awareness of e-bike specific risk potentials, and
- Proposal for target group specific e-bike training courses.
The MERKUR project was supported with funds from the Austrian Road Safety Fund.
3D acceleration measurement as a tool for assessing comfort - evaluation of the human-bicycle infrastructure system
Cycling is an important component of a sustainable transport system. In order to promote this non-motorised means of individual transport, it is necessary to increase the quality of the infrastructure and thus the comfort of its use. Various automated and manual methods have been and are being used to measure the quality of the road surface. However, there are no known applications of automated measurement methods for other features that influence comfort, such as a straight line without detours and few interruptions. The aim of the 3D-Bike project is to develop a measurement system that can measure the three factors mentioned above by measuring accelerations in three dimensions simultaneously in one ride.
BMVIT programme line: ways2go
Project applicant: Thomas Sandri
Cooperation: Austrian Energy Agency; TUW-FVV
Energy investment strategies and long-term emission reduction requirements
Policies and the investments in the energy system based on them are increasingly shaped and controlled by future emission reduction obligations. In this study, global and supra-regional emission scenarios are first converted into predefined emission paths for Austria using a top-down approach. Then the necessary measures in the sectors household, services, key industries, energy production and transport are determined. For this purpose, the reduction contributions of the technologies to be used and the corresponding investments are examined with the help of a bottom-up approach.
The research unit for transport planning and traffic engineering has modelled different scenarios of measures in the transport sector and their impact on CO2 emissions up to the year 2050 with an adaptation of the MARS-Austria model.
Duration: 05/2010 - 04/2012
Basic principles for the further development of education and training in the field of barrier-free mobility
The mobility of the future brings with it numerous challenges. This ways2go study deals specifically with how accessibility can be taken into account in the education system in terms of content, didactics and organisation. In an interdisciplinary research approach, the current state of the education system is surveyed, a requirements profile is created, suitable measures are combined into educational concepts and concrete implementation steps are shown.
Duration: 03/2010 - 12/2011
Last Mile Link
Duration: 03/2010 - 03/2012
Mobility management and climate protection in regions
The ClimateMobil project investigates the effectiveness of regional mobility management on climate protection and energy efficiency in rural areas by means of action research with practical partners.
Duration: 09/2009 - 03/2012
Strategic and cross-operator traffic control for public and individual traffic in Vienna and its surroundings, in particular by means of optimised control processes for traffic light signals
Duration: 02/2008 - 03/2012
Information uptake & use under stressful conditions
IANUS researches the connections between the necessary processes of information acquisition and selection in a short time and the resulting stress, as well as the effects on the perception and orientation behaviour of passengers in stations or larger stop areas. The results can contribute significantly to the optimisation of the planning of new or redesigned transport stations.
Use of innovative information systems to increase cycling among commuters to improve local mobility
In the project Cycle Commuter, intelligent and secure storage facilities in the stations, in combination with a mobile and online information and reservation system for finding the nearest free cycle station, are intended to provide incentives for commuters to increase their use of bicycles in urban areas.
Duration: 11/2008 - 08/2011
Long-term interactions between transport, economy and settlement structure - A system dynamic multi-level model for Austria
Duration: 09/2006 - 05/2010
Analysis of the impact of an inner-city shopping centre on a neighbouring shopping street
Duration: 02/2008 - 04/2009
Prediction of Land Use and Transport changes due to Open borders - a modelling framework for the Vienna - Bratislava metropolitan region
Interdisciplinary information platform for the development and networking of tourism, mobility, information systems and regional economy, Phase B
Duration: 01/2004 - 02/2006
Development of a road-based carpooling system for the internet and mobile devices with integrated, multimodal traffic information and linking of the carpooling online mediation with off-board navigation
Duration: 08/2004 - 05/2006