Researchers involved in EU-funded projects from 20 countries and 91 different organisations/companies participated in the 2018 competition. Winners were able to showcase their work on an international stage at the 2018 Transport Research Arena in Vienna, Austria, thus contributing to building a vibrant community of transport researchers working in different modes in Europe. Awards were presented by Clara de la Torre, DG Research and Innovation.

The evaluation was a three-stage process. Firstly, all entries were reviewed for content, eligibility and relevance. Then the remaining submissions were assessed by two independent evaluators against the following selection criteria: scientific impact, policy development, public outreach and economic impact. A shortlist was produced for each transport mode. The shortlisted entries were reviewed by an expert panel on the basis of the scientific and public impact of their EU funded research in order to identify a winner for each mode (road, rail, waterborne and cross-modality).


The TRAVISIONS 2018 winners were awarded in April 2018 during the TRA 2018 conference in Vienna, Austria. The book was prepared by the TRAVISIONS 2018 consortium and was designed and directed by Prof. Ezio Spessa, Full Professor at Politecnico di Torino, and Ms. Micol Biscotto, research fellow at the same university and Mr. George Smyrnakis, Secretary General of WEGEMT with the support of Ms. Catherine Birkner (FEHRL) and Prof. Alistair Greig (UCL).

Road Award Winners


Vehicle demonstration of performance and economy of a comprehensive B/C class Diesel engine and aftertreatment system approach for emissions beyond Euro 6

AVL List GmbH

Ludwig Buergler


IMPERIUM – IMplementation of Powertrain Control for Economic and Clean Real driving emIssion and fuel ConsUMption

AVL List GmbH

Alois Danninger


ENABLE-S3 – Advanced V&V technologies and methods combined with simulation and testing environments enable the safe and secure development of autonomous vehicles

AVL List GmbH

Andrea Leitner

Rail Award Winners


Analysing the effect of rainfall on railway embankments using fragility curves

Delft University of Technology

Ken Gavin


Train-to-ground communications of a train control and monitoring systems: a simulation platform modelling


Marion Berbineau


Reducing noise pollution of urban areas: new advances for railway vehicles


Andrea Bistagnino

Waterborne Award Winners


How different transport modes can work together towards enhancing transport safety

University of Strathclyde

Osman Turan


Speeding up the transition to partly (Hybrid) or fully electric waterborne transportation through education and skills upgrading

Ærø Kommune

Cecilie Larsen


Development of weather application for enhancing sea safety and rescue operations

University of Ioannina

Stavros Kolios

Cross modality Award Winners


Standardisation of transport chain emission calculation – status quo and what is needed next

DLR Institute of Transport Research

Verena Charlotte Ehrler


Linking multimodal traveller information services for transnational journey planning

AustriaTech GmbH

Bettina Neuhäuser


Public acceptance of SocialCar, a new mobility platform integrating public transport and car-pooling services: insights from a survey in five European cities

University of Aberdeen

Steve Wright