To create a fertile environment that serves as an important nursery of ideas for industry stakeholders, researchers and students to test new, smart transportation ideas making use of the full cross-disciplinary range of expertise available.
To stimulate interaction with an open smart road digital platform, we will launch a Digital Twin of KTH's road infrastructure including an augmented reality (AR) experience on campus.
To build a structured approach and help to manage a systemic change towards the new realities of a sustainable transportation infrastructure sector, including a wide variety of challenges and opportunities coming from digitization.
With the advent of smart transportation, infrastructure can no longer be seen as a static part of the solution, in which possible smart IT components are merely placed within the body or on the surface of the road. Nor can the road and its associated industry longer be operating as a separate part of the transport equation - we need more integrated road solutions.
Enabling systemic solutions of smart roads
Autonomous vehicles, dynamic charging of electrical vehicles and vehicle-to-infrastructure communication are a few good examples that all require a systemic solution in order to function sustainably.
Integrated solutions constitute Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) that promise to improve availability, safety, and efficiency while promoting and adopting sustainability as an innovation driver. The integration of more advanced technologies into the infrastructure requires up-front consideration of a number of aspects such as circularity (e.g. reuse, recycling), side effects and trustworthiness. To be able to move successfully forward from this traditional pavement engineering structure to the smart road which is improving society’s sustainability, we need to manage the change process.
Campus 2030 will go from the Integrated Transportation Laboratory (ITRL) on Drottning Kristinas väg, past the Road2Science Center on Brinellvägen to the Embedded Systems Center (ICES). Each of these three KTH Competence Centers bring their own expertise to the project as well as their extensive industrial partnership networks, rooted in three different perspectives: that of the vehicle, the road and the embedded Cyber-Physical System (CPS).
Campus2030 is proposing to start a digital demo site in the very heart of KTH campus, which is based on the development of a Digital Twin of the road infrastructure and enables a dynamic interaction with users via Augmented Reality (AR) case-studies on campus. The Digital Twin essentially corresponds to multiple models and data sets that enable to virtually assess and experience the campus, while being validated and upgraded through connections to the real world (based on real data).
Campus2030 is building further on the results and expertise generated from many different projects by our partners including feasibility studies on electrified roads, development of control towers for geofencing and autonomous driving, pavement-sensor integration experiments, exploring the use of drones for road maintenance observations, building of augmented realities for enhanced user engagement, collecting of data to generate 3D models of infrastructure, the development of simulation software for infrastructure predications and autonomous driving guidance, and development of more general strategies and methodologies for dealing with advanced CPS.