SASUF – Mobility collaboration project

Welcome to the SASUF Sustainable and Safe Mobility project site

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Within SASUF – South Africa – Sweden University Forum we are aiming to provide mobility researchers focusing on sustainability and safety a platform for further collaboration. The project is part of Theme 5: Sustainable urbanization, travel and tourism in the 21st Century

We are currently aggregating, analyzing and mapping relevant transport and mobility research centers, researchers and research themes at South Africa and Swedish universities. If you feel your research fits in this project do not hesitate to contact the project leader Associate Professor Johan Jansson or the others involved in the project (see below).

Research Leaders and Project Managers

Work related to the Sustainable Development Goals 
Mobility helps enhance urban and rural life and accessibility—the ability to access and take advantage of city amenities and economic opportunities. Making cities sustainable is one of the key aspirations reflected in several Goals of United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This project is mainly connected to the following SDGs: 9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, 10: Reducing Inequality, 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12: Responsible Consumption and Production, and, 13: Climate Action.


Research Centres in Sweden followed by keywords/themes and link to website:

K2 – Sweden’s National Centre for Research and Education on Public Transport

  • Future Mobility
  • Market and financing
  • Decisions and effects
  • Integrated planning
  • Public transport for all

VTI - Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute

  • Accelerated testing of roads
  • Accredited testing
  • Air pollution and air quality
  • Air quality measurement
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Attention and distraction
  • Brake and noise testing
  • Carrots and sticks
  • Circular Road Simulator
  • Climate policy in national transport planning

CTR – The Swedish Centre for Traffic Research at KTH Royal Institute of Technology

  • Dynamic modelling of road traffic
  • Traffic information and control
  • Public transport operation
  • Realistic traffic in driving simulators
  • Data collection, processing and analysis
  • Energy consumption, emissions and nois
  • Effects of ITS

SafePlace’s – a national network at KTH Royal Institute of Technology for those working to make places safer and inclusive

  • Crime and place
  • Crime prevention
  • Safety and environment

TRUM – Umeå University Transportation Research Unit

  • Transport
  • Communication
  • Environment
  • Travel focus, small-size units: individuals / households / companies

Linköping University – Hub for transport research

  • Transport
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Telecommunication

SAMOT – The service and market oriented transport research group at Karlstad University

  • Public transport
  • Service & Market
  • Public transport use & experience

Chalmers University – Transport – a Chalmers Area of advance

  • Traffic safety
  • Transport efficiency and customer adapted logistics
  • Sustainable vehicle technologies
  • Electromobility
  • Autonomous transports
  • Transition to future transport system

Transport Analysis – a government agency charged with providing policy advice in the sphere of transport policy

  • Economic efficiency
  • Sustainable provision
  • Evaluation
  • Production of official statistics
  • Travel surveys

RISE – Sweden’s research institute and innovation partner. Safe transport for a sustainable future / Infrastructure to increase safety

  • Transport systems
  • Shared mobility
  • Future studies
  • Multimodal transport and logistics
  • First and last mile
  • Mobility-as-a-Service
  • Infrastructural safety services

Swedish Electromobility Centre – a national Centre of excellence for electric and hybrid vehicles and infrastructure

  • System studies and methods
  • Electrical machines, drive systems and charging
  • Energy storage
  • Electromobility in society
  • Interaction between vehicles and grind

Research Centres in South Africa: 

CTTS - The Centre for Transport Studies, University of Cape Town


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