The LEVITATE partnership addresses the combination of technical, stakeholder and implementation challenges involved in preparing the Policy Support Tool. The team aims to combine all necessary competences and expertise in order to carry out the technology development, ensure successful dissemination and exploitation of project results, and successfully launch the PST to be used by policymakers.

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Loughborough University is a top 10 UK university with 18,000 students and 3000 staff. Transport is one of our priority areas of research excellence and is supported by the Transport Technologies Research Beacon. The Transport Safety Research Group (TSRG) in Loughborough Design School and the School of Architecture Building and Civil Engineering are collaborating on Levitate.


SWOV is the national scientific institute for road safety research. It is our mission to use our knowledge from scientific research to contribute to safer road traffic.


Polis is the network of European cities and regions working together to deploy innovative solutions for a more sustainable mobility. Polis fosters cooperation and partnerships across Europe and with the EU, to make transport research and innovation more accessible to cities and regions. In Polis, decision makers are also provided with the necessary information and tools for making sustainable mobility policies a reality.


Aimsun develops markets and supports Aimsun transport modelling software, which allows high-speed hybrid microscopic/mesoscopic traffic simulation, dynamic traffic assignment and integrated travel demand modelling. Aimsun is currently working on the development and application of Aimsun to the assessment of autonomous and connected vehicles.


AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute and among the European research institutes a specialist in key infrastructure issues of the future. The mission of Center for Mobility Systems is to provide to the industry and society innovative and sustainable solutions for planning, predicting and optimizing the mobility of people and goods.


The Institute of Transport Economics (TOI) is a national institution for transport research and development. The main objectives of the Institute are to carry out applied research on issues connected with transport and to promote the application of research results by advising the authorities, the transport industry and the public at large.

Tongji University

Tongji University is a prestigious leading institution of higher education in China. Tongji University, one of China’s earliest national key universities, is a comprehensive and research-intensive university.


CARRS-Q is one of the leading centres in the world dedicated to research, education and outreach activities in road safety and injury prevention and is a vital player in the international pursuit of reducing road fatalities and injuries.


The mission of NTUA is to educate scientists engineers and promote science in the field of transportation planning and engineering. Key research priorities include traffic and safety data management and analysis, transport and safety policy and measures assessment, intelligent transportation systems and traffic automation.

Magistrat der Stadt Wien

The Municipal Department 18 – Urban Planning and Development is the strategic urban development department of the City of Vienna. The tasks of urban development are manifold including urban research, urban planning, spatial analyses, mobility planning, open and public space planning, cross-regional cooperation as well as public relations.

University of Michigan

UMTRI is a global leader in transportation research. The institute has conducted over 1,000 research projects and collected hundreds of terabytes of data. Our multidisciplinary research includes short and long-term projects in areas involving social and behavioural analyses, accident data collection, traffic safety analysis, and standards development and testing, as well as the deployment and evaluation of new safety and mobility technologies.


Transport for Greater Manchester is the local government body responsible for co-ordinating, investing and  funding in improving transport services and facilities, supporting the largest regional economy outside London. TfGM own an extensive tram network and are delivering a £1.4 billion expansion and improvement programme. We are responsible for the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan for the region and develop the transport and mobility policies needed for a more sustainable future.