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2019
14 MAY

Laser trucks help maintain roads

Pavement engineering company, Dynatest , has developed a truck in partnership with DTU which analyses the state of the road using laser technology.

Lasers Construction and mechanics Information technology Mathematics Transport and logistics
01 MAY

Providing Access to VR Through a Wheelchair

Providing Access to VR Through a Wheelchair John Paulin Hansen, Astrid Kofod Trudslev, Sara Amdi Harild, Alexandre Alapetite, Katsumi Minakata CHI '19: ACM CHI Conference...

Medical equipment and systems Medicine and medico technology Mobility Hardware and components
12 APR

New knowledge will change rail maintenance

Danish research has solved the riddle of the large quantity of cracks observed in European rails in the past 10-15 years.

Construction and mechanics Transport and logistics
26 MAR

Danish shipping must be autonomous

Researchers must help Denmark develop the first autonomous ships.

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Transport and logistics
20 FEB

Cars to report on road condition

Leveraging modern car technology to continuously collect road data may help produce real-time digital images of road maintenance needs.

Mapping and surveying Data analysis Sensors Mathematical modelling Mobility
02 JAN

New ESA Business Incubation Centre to be anchored at DTU

An ambitious nesting ground for the space industry will provide help, advice, and financial support for Danish growth companies and entrepreneurs.

Earth sciences Information technology Space research Transport and logistics
2018
11 DEC

Key Danish role in major European innovation alliance

DTU is one of the main architects behind a new large European network aimed at developing the cities and transport solutions of tomorrow.

Mobility Transport economy Transport safety Transport models Energy systems Data analysis IT systems Telecommunication Systems analysis Air pollution Climate adaption
2017
27 SEP

Making big ships sail sustainably

What if an unexploited natural resource, ready to be turned into sustainable fuels, existed inside all plant material? Postdoc Joachim Bachmann Nielsen's research suggests...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Materials Environment and pollution Transport and logistics
26 SEP

Blue Denmark is launching a new ambitious research and innovation project

The maritime innovation project Blue INNOship focused on developing green and energy-efficient solutions. Now the work with the successor Blue INNOship II is in progress...

Transport and logistics
18 SEP

How will people react to driverless cars?

What happens when humans let go of the steering wheel and hand over driving to technology? Traffic psychologist Mette Møller sees both advantages and potential problems...

Transport and logistics Transport behaviour
21 JUN

Transport of the future run on wood

New research at DTU Chemical Engineering is paving the way for cheaper sustainable fuels in the transportation sector based on 2nd generation biomass.

Energy Environment and pollution Transport and logistics Chemistry Biotechnology and biochemistry
21 APR

Researching the friction resistance of hull coatings

Hull coatings are used for ship hulls to avoid fouling which can increase friction resistance and, therefore, the fuel consumption when sailing. The coatings can either...

Chemistry Transport and logistics
2016
04 APR

PhD Defence 11th April: "Tank designs for combined high pressure gas and solid...

Andrea Mazzucco from DTU Mechanical Engineering defends his PhD, "Tank designs for combined high pressure gas and solid state hydrogen storage" Monday, 11th April, at...

Energy Construction and mechanics Transport and logistics
14 MAR

Now trucks and buses will run on manure

By upgrading biogas from manure and other sources it can be used in the form of methane as fuel for heavy vehicles. Novel nanostructured materials will make this upgrade...

Energy Bioenergy Nanoparticles Transport and logistics
11 MAR

On the way to intelligent traffic control

An important step towards a more efficient running of urban traffic is knowing how many cyclists, pedestrians, and drivers are at which places, when they are there, and...

Transport models Mobility Transport behaviour Data analysis Telecommunication Computer calculations IT systems Satelittes
07 MAR

Million-kroner support for the climate and the environment

Innovation Fund Denmark has invested almost DKK 150 million in projects led by DTU. Two themes appear again and again: green transition and the prospect of actual jobs...

Biotechnology and biochemistry Transport and logistics Energy Chemistry Materials Environment and pollution Information technology
04 JAN

The car will be more than just a means of transport

The Japanese automotive giant Nissan and a team of researchers from DTU Electrical Engineering have become the first in the world to make a mass-produced electric vehicle...

Transport economy Innovation and product development Climate adaption Electricity supply Energy efficiency Energy storage Electronics
04 JAN

Major theme: A step towards a fossil fuel-free society

Charging time, range and taxes. There are plenty of challenges facing electric vehicles. Nevertheless, the electric car is the only long-term solution if the transport...

Electrotechnology Transport and logistics Energy
04 JAN

Economy is the key

Research shows that economy is the single most important factor in deciding whether to invest in an electric or petrol-powered vehicle.

Transport behaviour Transport economy Climate adaption
04 JAN

The battery—heart of the electric car

Batteries twice as powerful as those currently available may finally herald the breakthrough of electric cars. Developing such batteries is the goal of a European, DTU...

Electricity supply Energy storage Energy efficiency Electronics Innovation and product development Transport economy
04 JAN

Electric vehicles are the long-term solution

In the opinion of Niels Buus Kristensen, Head of Department at DTU Transport and a member of the Danish government’s climate advisory committee, electric vehicles hold...

Transport behaviour Transport economy Climate adaption CO2 separation and CO2 storage Electronics Electrical engineering Energy efficiency Energy storage
04 JAN

Electric vehicle of the future

How will electric vehicles develop? Associate Professor Esben Larsen from DTU Electrical Engineering  shares his thoughts on the subject.

Electronics Energy efficiency Energy storage Electricity supply Transport economy Transport models Transport behaviour Innovation and product development Climate adaption
2015
08 DEC

Why we drink and drive

Even though most people are strongly opposed to driving while under the influence of alcohol, around 13,000 motorists a year are charged with drink driving. According...

Transport and logistics Transport behaviour
01 DEC

Mathematical breakthrough boosts rail safety

When Rail Net Denmark (Banedanmark) starts replacing its old signal systems next year, safety levels will have been calculated at DTU using a completely new method.

Mathematics Mathematical modelling Transport and logistics Transport safety Information technology Software and programming
2014
01 DEC

Nine research projects receive DKK 150 million from Innovation Fund Denmark

DTU heads nine out of the 15 research projects that will receive funding from Innovation Fund Denmark .

Energy Environment and pollution Transport and logistics
30 APR

New Maritime Centre for DTU

When DTU Maritime Center opens its doors on 1 May,  the Blue Denmark  will have a single point of contact for the full weight of the University’s expertise in the maritime...

Construction and mechanics Transport and logistics Operations analysis
2012
17 OCT

Seminar October 2012

Policy implications of trends in travel behaviour

Transport and logistics
2011
21 DEC

Seminar November 2011

Seminar on mobility concept

Transport and logistics
21 DEC

Seminar October 2011

Travel demand and climate change in Japan - Incuced demand and rebound effects as drivers for road passenger transport

Transport and logistics
24 MAR

Workshop - 9-10 March, 2011

Internal Workshop on Project Design, Initial Results, Scenario Implications

Transport and logistics