Designing anti-fragile large-scale traffic frameworks

Traffic optimisation Goals Design and develop a framework to fuse physics knowledge in the design of the large-​scale system optimisation by means of machine learning, control theory, and simulation in order to achieve antifragile behaviour at scale. Provide an instantiation of the framework for traffic optimisation. Provide a More

Antifragile Urban Mobility: Traffic Control Beyond Resilience

Explore the future of urban mobility with ETH Zürich’s Antigones project. Pioneering antifragility in traffic control, it transcends resilience, adapting to disruptions for efficient and disruption-resistant road networks. Antifragile frameworks can recognize early disruptions and mitigate the negative impact on users and society.

Wie verändert sich das Verkehrsgleichgewicht durch Home office?

Während der COVID-Pandemie haben die Menschen ihr Verkehrsverhalten fundamental angepasst mit Verlagerungen vom öffentlichen Verkehr hin zu Individualverkehr. Insbesondere das Fahrrad erlebte einen regelrechten Boom während dem ersten Lockdown. Home office wurde zum ersten Mal global getestet und dies äusserst erfolgreich: die Pandemie hat die Home office Verbreitung More

Research Assistant (Hiwi) for Building Railway Digital Twins

10%-30%, Zurich, fixed-term.

A Multi-objective Calibration Framework for Capturing the Behavioral Patterns of Autonomously-driven Vehicles

Calibration of car-following (CF) models is considered a very important task towards reproduction of individual vehicle behaviors and collective traffic phenomena.

«Unser Ziel ist es, Lösungsansätze für die rasante globale und schweizweite Urbanisierung zu finden.»

David Kaufmann ist für die nächsten zwei Jahre neuer Direktor des Netzwerks Stadt und Landschaft (NSL). Seine Prioritäten sind die Stärkung der ETH Zürich im Bereich der nationalen und internationalen Stadtforschung sowie die Förderung von Synergien zwischen den Stadtforschungsgruppen der ETH in Forschung, Lehre und Engagement für die More

E-Bike City: Nur noch die Hälfte der Strassen für die Autos

30. August, 2023, 18:30 – 19:45 | Podiumsdiskussion | Karl der Grosse, Saal, Kirchgasse 14, 8001 Zürich.

E-Bike City

E-​Bike City is a lighthouse project of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (D-​BAUG) at ETH Zurich. Over the next three years, seven chairs will join forces to explore the effects of an urban future giving absolute priority to cycling, micromobility and public transport. Main Idea More

TimeUse+ – How do the Swiss Spend Their Time and Money? A Longitudinal Smartphone Diary Study with GPS

How we spend our 24-hour days varies over time, be it by changes in one’s personal life or external forces like modifications to the built environment or government-level restrictions, as was the case during the recent COVID-19 pandemic. TimeUse+ is a novel survey methodology to collect data on More

NSL Colloquium: Transport Planning – Where do we go now?

6. bis 8. December 2023 | ETH Zürich, Centre and Hönggerberg. This colloquium brings together transport planning researchers and practitioners to reflect on the growth processes of western or industrialized societies by identifying, assessing, and operating their transport infrastructures.

Advances in Transportation & Mobility Planning

5 June, 08:00–12:30 and 6 June 2023, 09:45–12:00 | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIT E 51, Siemens Auditorium. Two-​day seminar on design, new technologies, novel data sources, and equity for sustainable mobility systems.

Sustainable Future Mobility Symposium: CSFM’23

6 June, 8:30-16:30 | ETH Zürich, centre, HG E5.

E-Bike – Chancen und Risiken des Verkehrsmittels der Zukunft

Sendung ansehen: «Einstein» auf SRF 1, ausgestrahlt am 13.04.2023.

FCL Global Seminar: Vehicle-to-Grid for Car-sharing: Can Shared EVs Support the Power Grid in Future Cities?

29 March 2023, 5–6pm (SGT), 11-12 noon (CET) | Zoomlink, Meeting ID: 654 4098 1589. Register: HERE.

hEART 2023 – 11th Symposium of the European Association for Research in Transportation

6–8 September | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIT E 51, Wolfgang-​​​​Pauli-​​​Strasse 27.

MATSim User Meeting 2023

5 September | ETH Zürich, Hönggerberg, HIT E 51.

E-Bike City Kolloquium

8. Juni 2023, 9:00 – 18:30 | ETH Zürich, Zentrum, Audimax. An diesem Kolloquium werden die sieben Forschungsgruppen des D-BAUG Leuchtturmprojekts «E-Bike City» nicht nur ihre vorläufigen Ergebnisse präsentieren, sondern auch die Teilnehmenden aktiv in die Gestaltung der Forschungsfragen einbeziehen.


15. Februar 2023, 16:30-17:45 | ETH Zürich, Hauptgebäude HG F 26.5 | Seminar.

Difference-Oriented Urban Planning (DiffUrb)

Cities are characterised by pluralism of people and uses. This fact is becoming increasingly relevant in the practice of urban planning. The handling of differences of life conditions and spatial and temporal use is frequently based on an understanding that looks at only a single feature such as More

Prof. Dr. Francesco Corman zum ausserordentlichen Professor für Transportsysteme befördert

Francesco Corman beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung von Analyse-​, Modellierungs-​, Vorhersage-​ und Optimierungstools für öffentliche Verkehrssysteme und logistische Netze.

Difference in Urban Planning. Interdisciplinarity as an Approach to Understanding the Complexity of Contemporary Urban Societies

Cities attract people of diverse origins, religious practices, socioeconomic status, and everyday practices. As a result, urban planning is challenged to respond adequately to this demographic heterogeneity. These urbanization processes highlight the importance of placing difference at the centre of the urban planning agenda.

Forecasting District-wide Pedestrian Volumes in Multi-level Networks in High-density Mixed-use Areas

19 October 2022, 11:00-12:00 (CET) | Zoomlink:, Registration

Understanding Modal Splits Before, During, and After the Pandemic

The adjustments of mobility patterns during early stages of the pandemic are well understood. However, various effects are intertwined in these observations and therefore the findings’ robustness remains questionable. The MOBIS-Covid data set provides a unique opportunity to put these initial findings in perspective as a large panel More

Size Matters

The use and misuse of statistical significance in discrete choice models in the transportation academic literature.

Will E-​Bikes Bring Amsterdam and Copenhagen to Switzerland?  

Kick-off event | 23 November 2022, 13:30, aperitif around 18:00 | HG F 30 (Audi Max), ETH Zürich, Zentrum. Registration deadline 9 November.

The E-Bike City: Bringing Amsterdam and Copenhagen to Switzerland?

Transport challenges in cities have never been more urgent. Mobility must be rapidly decarbonized and negative externalities of traffic are gaining more attention. On the other side, growing urban populations and economic growth generate ever more traffic.

Future Cities Laboratory Indicia 03

This third and final volume in the Indicia book series presents the results of the Future Cities Laboratory research programme in the form of actions for sustainable city-making.

Application of Machine Learning Classifiers in Train Route Scheduling

How much are common machine learning classifiers, such as Random Forest (RF), Support Vector Machines (SVM), and Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) better in forecasting than traditional discrete choice models? To which extent is it worth to sacrifice the improved interpretability of the latter to achieve a higher prediction More

ETH Eisenbahnlabor

21. und 22. Mai 2022 | Tag der offenen Tür | Hangar des Airforce Center, Flugplatz Dübendorf.

Das Eisenbahnbetriebslabor der ETH Zürich

Archive und Akteure: Die Geschichte des Spiels mit der Modellbahn an einer Universität

ETH Zurich – Center for Sustainable Future Mobility

6 May 2022, registration deadline 15. April 2022, 08:00 | Kick-off Symposium | ETH Zürich, Centre, HG E3. The Center for Sustainable Future Mobility (CSFM) has been established at ETH Zurich in order to promote research on sustainable and future-proof traffic and transport systems.

CAS Verkehrsingenieurwesen

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An Experimental Urban Case Study with Various Data Sources and a Model for Traffic Estimation

Any traffic management strategy relies on an accurate estimation of the current traffic state within a network at any give time.

COVID-19 as a Window of Opportunity for Cycling: Evidence from the First Wave.

As in virtually every other city around the world, Swiss cities of Zurich and Basel saw changes in everyday mobility patterns with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdowns that ensued.

Ride Comfort Assessment for Automated Vehicles Utilizing a Road Surface Model and Monte Carlo Simulations

Increased travel with automated vehicles (AVs) in the future requires that we ensure that the ride is comfortable for its passengers.

disP 57/2, June 2021

disP – The Planning Review, Volume 57, Issue 2, June 2021 (Special) is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online. A Flat Ontology in Spatial Planning

Verkehrs-Pricing im Feldversuch

Verkehrsteilnehmende verändern ihr Verhalten, wenn sie für Kosten ihrer Mobilität aufkommen müssen, die bisher die Allgemeinheit bezahlt. Das zeigt das bisher grösste Pricing-​Experiment im Schweizer Agglomerationsverkehr von Forschenden der Universität Basel, der ETH Zürich und der ZHAW. Artikel in den ETH News lesen

Neues Team – MAS Raumplanung

Eine neue Leitung des MAS DAS CAS in Raumplanung hat mit 32 Studierenden in das neue Semester gestartet. Der neue Studiendelegierte ist PD Dr. Joris Van Wezemael und die Studienleitung hat Andreas Rupf übernommen. Weitere Informationen. Anmeldedeadline für den CAS: 10.01.-30.04.21. Kontakt: Andreas Rupf

Recovery Preparedness of Global Air Transport Influenced by COVID-19 Pandemic: Policy Intervention Analysis

This work studies the disruption that COVID-19 has caused to the global air transport industry and provides some probabilistic approaches to estimate the time of recovery.

A GIS-based Model of Outdoor Thermal Comfort: Case Study for Zurich

How far will you walk when it gets hot? The global climate is warming at a rapid pace, and cities around the globe are confronted with increasing temperatures. In this work, we study how the future climate will affect urban walkability in Zurich by modeling the thermoregulatory functions More

Urban Design and the Technological Shift in Transportation

In recent years technological innovations in transportation, such as automated vehicles (AVs), mobility-as-a-service, electric and connected vehicles, have been garnering attention. Some advocates liken the emergence of these technologies to a ‘revolution’ in transportation, while critics characterise this as a gross exaggeration. Despite the uncertainties in technological development, More

Traffic Control Beyond Modes

Future developments of mobility pass through a phase of complementarity and blending of modes. From this point of view, the potential benefits (i.e. societal, monetary) of mobility management across modes is very interesting. Commuters consider and plan their mobility comprehensively; they have access to multimodal information and routing, More

Evaluation of Self-Control

In order to meet the increasing demand for mobility and, above all, to reduce the resulting problems such as congestion, time loss, negative impacts on the environment, etc. in urban regions, a large number of traffic management approaches have been developed and implemented in recent decades. A major More


In light of the newer developments in transportation systems, the Dienstabteilung Verkehr (DAV), the Traffic Service Department of the City of Zurich is interested in upgrading and preparing its traffic-management systems for the V2X era. Based on different projects presented at ITS conferences, DAV has come up with More

SODA – Self-Organized, Distributed, and Adaptive Traffic Control

The main objective of this research proposal is to develop a smart traffic-management system that works in an automatic, distributed, self-organized way, to control (i) traffic signal lights and (ii) route guidance based on recent, advanced sensor technologies, which provide sampled-identified data such as V2I communication. We think More

OptFlow – Travel-time estimation with FLIR cameras sensors

Novel sensor technology represents a significant potential for traffic management in cities. Thermal cameras in particular have recently gained considerable importance and are now also to be used in the Traffic Management Department (DAV) of the City of Zurich. In this context, the determination of accurate travel times More

RECCE – Real-time highway traffic estimation and control

This project focuses on developing integrated control solutions (i.e. co-ordinated ramp metering: RM and variable speed limits: VSL) to manage congestion on motorway networks. An efficient real-time solution of this problem requires the development of new control methodologies that are based on advanced techniques from the domains of More

Neues Center für nachhaltige Mobilität der Zukunft lanciert

Zukunftsfähige Verkehrs- und Transportsysteme sind gefragt, die das Ziel unterstützen, die Treibhausgasemissionen bis 2050 auf Netto Null zu senken und erneuerbare Energiequellen zu nutzen. Die ETH-Schulleitung hat der Gründung des neuen «Center for Sustainable Future Mobility» (CSFM) als Kompetenzzentrum der ETH Zürich zugestimmt und eine Anschubfinanzierung für vier More

NSL Forum: Pandemie? Mitten im Klimawandel. Was bedeutet das für die räumliche Entwicklung der Schweiz? Ein Dialog.

Video jetzt online! In einem Dialog für Praxis und Hochschulen nahm das Netzwerk Stadt und Landschaft (NSL) der ETH Zürich am 11. November im Volkshaus Zürich eine Standortbestimmung für die räumliche Entwicklung in der Schweiz vor. Ausgangspunkt bildeten Erkenntnisse aus der Pandemiesituation, Hintergrund der Klimawandel. Die Tagung war More

Modeling, Estimation, and Control in Large-scale Urban Road Networks with Remaining Travel Distance Dynamics 

What if Trip Lengths are not Homogeneous? In this work, together with the colleagues at EPFL, we study how trip lengths heterogeneity can affect the aggregated dynamics on a network-level approach.