166-0400-00L  Potential of Integrating Traffic and Energy Systems and Infrastructure

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersP. Dietrich, M. Finger, U. A. Weidmann
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman
CommentOnly for MAS in Future Transport Systems.


166-0400-00 GPotenziale durch Integration: Verkehrs-, Energiesysteme und Infrastruktur
06.09-18 - 07.09.18
04.10.18 - 05.10.18 (Am 5.10. findet der Unterricht in Luzern statt.)
32s hrs
06.09.08:15-17:00LEO C 12 »
07.09.08:15-17:00LEO C 12 »
04.10.08:15-17:00LEO C 12 »
P. Dietrich, M. Finger, U. A. Weidmann

Catalogue data

AbstractThis module presents the conditions for and characteristics of integrating various systems and network industries. It deploys examples from goods and passenger transport, e.g. the complete automation of the railway system and the integration of new energy sources. Participants can apply selected analyses to concrete issues in their own practice.
Objective- Ability to systematically optimise / develop transport systems, products, services and processes with an eye to selected ecological, economic, social, spatial and temporal aspects
- Ability to deploy the potential of technologies (software and hardware) for future-ready, integrated transport solutions and familiarity with the relevant framework conditions
- Ability to regulate transport systems and their digitisation
Content- Primary energies – transport functions – infrastructure
- Framework conditions and drivers of usage interfaces
- Adaptation and change in the transport system; the role of regulation
- Automation of a traffic system in the motor vehicle network – infrastructure by way of a railway case study
- Human-machine interaction in conventional and automated railway operation
- Logistics of current and future potential energy sources
- Electricity as an energy source for transport (roads), requirements for electricity production and network stability (amount, time, location)
- Alignment with / steering according to demand; role of the fast-charging station
- Decentral power supply and storage in connection with electromobility charging infrastructure, with laboratory component

- Cargo Sous Terrain (S. E. Jacobsen)
- railCare – Intermodal goods transport (P. Wegmüller)
- Setup of a power supply (electricity) for transport, and crosslinking with electricity production (D. Brand)
- Hydrogen as an energy source in transport and its potential for seasonal energy storage (P. Dietrich)
Lecture notesDistributed at start of module
LiteratureDistributed at start of module
Prerequisites / NoticeAnnounced to students of the MAS / CAS at the beginning of the term.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersP. Dietrich, M. Finger, U. A. Weidmann
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Admission requirementmin. 80% Anwesenheit im Präsenzunterricht. Genaueres wird zu Beginn des Semesters bekannt gegeben.

Learning materials

No public learning materials available.
Only public learning materials are listed.


No information on groups available.


PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Future Transport Systems (166000)

Offered in

MAS in Future Transport SystemsIntegration ModulesOInformation