AI & Mobility Lab

trains leaving from and arriving at the railway station in The Hague

Transport organisations, distributors and public organisations face major challenges that AI research can contribute to. Public transport, road traffic, logistics and human movement behaviour present issues concerning safety, robustness, accessibility, throughput, etc. The AI & Mobility Lab collaborates with a variety of organisations on the development of innovative AI techniques to help resolve the challenges facing mobility and public transport.

Mobility is developing rapidly. Cities are becoming busier and alternatives to privately-owned, petrol or diesel-powered vehicles are becoming increasingly important thanks to increased investment in sustainability. In the future, travellers will increasingly use combinations of multiple modes of (public) transport. Public transport increasingly runs on electricity and the former is expected to play a crucial role in future transport.

Artificial Intelligence will make an important contribution to these developments. There are major challenges when it comes to the management and control of vehicles and passenger flows, planning infrastructure, and the development of new tools and platforms for linking supply and demand such as MaaS (Mobility as a Service). Work is underway at the lab on data-driven techniques, operations research, algorithms, human-centred AI and agent-based simulation. The aim is to create major societal impact using a combination of these techniques.