166-0101-00L  Development and Assessment of Transport Scenarios

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
CourseDoes not take place this semester.
Language of instructionGerman


166-0101-00 GEntwicklung und Bewertung von Mobilitätsszenarien Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.
Does not take place this semester.
40s hrs

Catalogue data

AbstractThis module familiarises participants with current methods of developing and evaluating transport scenarios. These include analysis of the interrelationship of space and traffic; traffic modelling methods; and evaluation according to economic and planning criteria.

- are familiar with suitable methods for developing transport scenarios and how to analyse and evaluate them. In particular, they know how to address the challenges of evaluating future forms of transport;
- are able to select a suitable method and determine an evaluation concept with relation to a specific problem.
Content- Methodological foundations of traffic modelling (44-level model, activity-based model,agent-based simulation)
- Design and evaluation of transport scenarios using MATSim (traffic simulation) with a focus on transport with autonomous vehicles
- Interrelationship of space and traffic (accessibility measurement, settlement density and mixed usage) and what to consider in designing and evaluating transport scenarios
- Approaches to evaluation of traffic scenarios (cost-benefit analyses and their foundations, methodological limits), analysis of effects taking into account user group and space type
- Ecobalancing with Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in addressing passenger and goods transport issues
- Development of case studies on shared transport and mobility with an activity- and agent-based transport simulation model

- Aggregated and activity-based transport demand models
- Agent-based simulation
- Cost-benefit analysis
- Accessibility analysis

Case studies
- Shared mobility
- Autonomous mobility
- Densified settlement development and slow forms of mobility
Lecture notesDistributed at start of module
LiteratureDistributed at start of module
Prerequisites / NoticeAnnounced to students of the of the MAS / CAS til 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
ExaminersA. Erath Rusterholtz
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionRepetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationmin. 80% Anwesenheit im Präsenzunterricht. Genaueres wird zu Beginn des Semesters bekannt gegeben.

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General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
PriorityRegistration for the course unit is only possible for the primary target group
Primary target groupMAS ETH in Future Transport Systems (166000)
CAS ETH Future Transport: Systemic Aspects (168000)

Offered in

CAS in Future Transport Systems: Systemic AspectsMajor CoursesOInformation
MAS in Future Transport SystemsMajor in Systemic Aspects of Future TransportOInformation