Facts about the course

ECTS Credits:
Responsible department:
Faculty of Logistics
Course Leader:
Lisa Hansson
Lecture Semester:
Teaching language:
½ year

TRA835 Smart mobility and future transport solutions (Spring 2022)

About the course

Decarbonising transport and mobility systems is a pressing challenge for climate change mitigation. A radical transformation of transport systems is required and will become a key policy challenge. Along with this, new technical solutions and new mobility modes, is currently reshaping the transport sector. Traditional automotive, public and private transport models are being challenged as new players are emerging with disruptive service offerings; many of the new models are blurring traditional differentiations between public transport and private mobility, including in the area of urban logistics.

This course links technological innovation with mobility solutions and governance practices. Smart mobility and newer mobility solutions demands a need for reshaping regulation, working practices and business models. The course investigates multifaceted and competitive forces that affect the construction of future transport systems and smart mobilities. The course has an interdisciplinary approach, based on different social science perspectives. Students are introduced to concepts and perspectives such as smart city, smart mobility, digitalization, urban living lab, regulating- and planning under uncertainty etc.

The course uses practical examples from different cities around the world, and link these to theoretical perspective on smart mobility, sustainability and future transport systems. 

The course is connected to the following study programs

The student's learning outcomes after completing the course

• Students gain insight into various interdisciplinary theories and analytical frameworks that are used to gain a deeper understanding of newer perspectives on sustainable transport systems and mobility solutions.
• Students should be able to describe and have insight into processes linked to technology and innovative solutions.
• The students work with specific cases. Through these, students will be able to develop abilities to discuss presenting creative and visionary ideas / suggestions related to transport solutions of the future.

Forms of teaching and learning

There will be a combination of regular lectures, discussion- and problem based group work and student presentations, which will requires the students to actively contribute to their own learning.
Both formative and summative learning methods will be used, and there will be periodic opportunities for students to reflect on their learning and feed this back to the course team.

Coursework requirements - conditions for taking the exam

Mandatory coursework: Assignment(s)

  • Courseworks given: 1-2

  • Courseworks required: 1-2

  • Comment: Either one or two course assignments will be required. The assessment outcome will be a pass or fail. Failure to deliver the assignment(s) complete and on time will mean that the student(s) in question will not be allowed to complete the final exam.


Form of assessment: Digital home assessment - Inspera

  • Proportion: 100%

  • Duration: 24 Hours

  • Grouping: Individual

  • Grading scale: Letter (A - F)

  • Support material: All printed and written supporting material

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