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Susan’s Ride on Campus2030

Susan’s ride on Campus2030 aims to demonstrate the potential of digitalization in reducing the carbon footprint and improving the cost-efficiency of the construction and transportation industry. With this objective, the project will establish a one-of-a-kind smart road infrastructure demonstrator on the KTH campus Valhallavägen for the integrated design, construction and operation of smart infrastructures. The demonstrator will incorporate a digital twin of the KTH campus, corresponding to multiple models and data sets that enable virtual assessment and experience of the Campus infrastructure while being validated and updated through real-time data feeds from various sensors. Our work in this direction can be seen on our testbed for Intelligent Transportation Systems on Susan’s ride will showcase the potential of edge computing, federated learning, and digital twins in the digital transformation of road construction and autonomous vehicle path planning.

Autonomous vehicles, dynamic charging of electric vehicles and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication are just a few examples that require a systemic solution to function sustainably. Making the smart road sustainable requires a partnership between road owners, operators, electricity companies, vehicle manufacturers, transport and logistics companies, and technology suppliers in digitalization. Data will become a fundamental asset in this partnership. They must be collected through a combination of new sensors in the infrastructure already upon construction on smart vehicles, including construction machinery.

Crossdisciplinary collaboration
The researchers in the team represent the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH, the School of Architecture and the Built Environment, KTH and the School of Industrial Engineering and Management, KTH. The project leverages and extends research carried out in the Campus 2030 project and the TECoSA research centre. 

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György Dán

Professor, Division of Network and Systems Engineering at KTH, Member of the Strategic Research Committee, Chair working group Cooperate, PI of research project Susan’s Ride on Campus2030, PI of research project Causal reasoning for real-time attack identification in cyber-physical systems, Co-PI of demo project CAVeaT Connected Automated Vehicles trialling and Trustworthiness, Co-PI of research project Learning in Routing Games for Sustainable Electromobility, Digital Futures Faculty

+46 8 790 42 53
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Nicole Kringos

Professor, Division of Structural Engineering and Bridges at KTH, Member of Working group Educational Transformation, Co-PI of research project Susan’s Ride on Campus2030, Digital Futures Faculty

+46 8 790 87 00
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Martin Törngren

Professor Unit of Mechatronics and Embedded Control Systems at KTH, Member of the Strategic Research Committee, Chair Working group Digitalized Industry, PI: PERCy, PI: CAVeaT Connected Automated Vehicles trialling and Trustworthiness, Co-PI: Susan’s Ride on Campus2030, Co-PI: Industry 5.0 research towards a circular economy and community building, Digital Futures Faculty

+46 8 790 63 07