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Transport research with 98 years of experience

Jan 15, 2019

AustriaTech starts the new year with a lot of motivation. By attending the Transport Research Board (TRB) in Washington D.C. we enter the dialogue with experts and researchers worldwide.

Washington D.C with it's highways and city in the background


The conference focusses on the aspect of research, which could according to TRB be the key to the continuous improvement of traffic. Around 13.000 participants are expected to attend the annual conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. This year's TRB pays atenttion on "Transportation for a smart, sustainable and equitable future". In addition to numerous presentations by representatives from politics, research and industry, TRB also offers extensive workshops for the participants. The TRB programme includes contributions on all modes of transport and focuses on discussions about the future of sustainable, intelligent and equitable mobility.

Did you know…?

Mobility is a big challenge in many cities around the world. However, the implementation of automated vehicles in urban traffic systems offers great potential. In public and especially in urban areas, there is often a lack of experience on how to implement automated driving in practice. Washington D.C. is taking a big step forward and is testing the use of automated vehicles in selected city districts in cooperation with Ford.The aim is to demonstrate the opportunities and challenges of automated mobility. As a result, the test areas should be expanded and spread into the city center of Washington D.C..

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Did you also know that…

  • …Washington D.C. has, following New York City, the most highly frequented subway system in the USA?
  • …underground tunnel systems run under the Capitol in Washington, which were originally used to get employees and politicians to work quickly and easily, especially in bad weather?

Transport Research around the globe

The TRB has been held for around 100 years and is the US-American equivalent of the relatively young European Transport Research Arena (TRA). After last year's TRA in Vienna, the next TRA in 2020 will be held in Helsinki and goes under the slogan "Rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility". The "Call for Submission" for the TRA 2020 is already open and abstracts and papers can be submitted until April 30th. Detailed information can be checked on the TRA 2020 website.

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