VIA News
24Jan

Field Trip at Whitsun 2023
 
 
 

The destination of this year's excursion (29.05. - 02.06.2023) of the RWTH transport chairs will be Budapest. The journey will take place with the night train via Vienna. Program points are a CT Terminal, the autonomous shuttle Seefeld (Vienna), a Freeway Administration and the Airport Budapest.

Students interested in joining the excursion can register with Felix Lampe (room 103.3), starting 02.02.2023, 8:30 am.

VIA News
18Jan

Project start "VertiNet"
 
 
 

New year, new project! We're happy to announce the start of the research project VertiNet, founded by the mFUND program. The project aims at developing a demand-oriented network of vertiports for the case study North-Rhine Westphalia. Vertiports will be the key infrastructure to enable urban air taxi services. Site selection and demand-oriented infrastructure design will be essential for the strategic and sustainable development of this new means of transport. More information can be found here.

VIA News
17Jan

Publication in JRTPM
 
 
 

Albrecht Morast, Gudrun Voß, Pia Dautzenberg, Peter Urban, and Nils Nießen of the Institute of Transport Science (VIA) and the Institute for Automotive Engineering (ika) have published the peer reviewed article "A survey on the acceptance of unattended trains" in the Journal of Rail Transport Planning & Management (JRTPM, Volume 25) by Elsevier. The article can be viewed and downloaded in full as free access before February 27, 2023 here.

VIA News
12Jan

Further training

In November 2022, the Transport Science Institute conducts further training course in Railway Control, Signalling and Safety at the Railway Signalling Laboratory (ELVA) for employees of Israel Railways.

VIA News
11Jan

Lecture VIA in the project "Leonardo"
 
 

What does the future of rail transport look like? Which strategies appear promising? What challenges are emerging? These questions will be answered by Dr.-Ing. Bastian Kogel and Fabian Stoll, M.Sc. on 09.01.2023 as part of the "Leonardo" project of RWTH Aachen University in the module "Mobility Perspectives - The Future of Passenger Mobility". For more information, please click here.

VIA News
09Dec

Technology on the ear

Punctual trains, more frequent intervals and faster connections are expected to make rail transport more attractive. But what about capacities? In the VDI podcast (in german) Technik aufs Ohr, Prof. Nießen talks about the mobility transformation and discusses the question: How do we get more traffic on the railways? More information is available here (in german).

VIA News
07Dec

Stadtwerke Bonn Training
 
 

In November 2022, the institute for transport science conducts further training courses on "Track constrution and line routing" and "Railway safety and signalling technology" for Stadtwerke Bonn employees.

VIA News
07Dec

Further training

In November 2022, the Transport Science Institute conducts further training course "Basics of Railway Control, Signalling and Safety" at the Railway Signalling Laboratory (ELVA) for employees of IVU Traffic Technologies AG.