KTI - Institute for Transport Sciences Ltd

Brief description of the legal entity:
KTI Institute for Transport Sciences Non Profit Ltd. (KTI), as a national research institution, is aiming to adapt and publish the theoretical and practical aspects needed for the development and operation of transport, to satisfy social and economic demands. Being an integrated research organisation, KTI is taking advantage of the synergies between certain professional fields through continuous collaboration among the divisions. During the past 10 years the Institute - in addition to surveys and specific studies - has carried out an average of 400 projects and research-development commissions annually in a wide range of research activities such as transport economics, network design, passenger transport, logistics and freight services, transport application of telematics, information technology, ITS, transport safety, traffic engineering, environmental protection, vehicle operation and maintenance, as well as road bridge engineering and management. KTI has developed extended international relations, and is a member of the European Conference of Transport Research Institutes (ECTRI), the Forum of European National Highway Research Laboratories (FEHRL) and the Forum of European Road Safety Research Institutes (FERSI). Our colleagues participate as national experts in various bodies, including the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT), the technical commission of the European Commission, the UN ECE WP.1, WP.5, WP.29 working groups, and the European Road Transport Research Advisory Council (ERTRAC).

KTI has been the participant of several European research projects in various fields of transport. Projects related to this particular project have been SIMBA2, ERTRAC2 – both focusing on international transport research cooperation. KTI as the member and coordinator of ERTRAC Hungary - National Transport Research Platform has contributed to the improvement of the research cooperation at both national and international level. It has taken an active role in the latter by organising the first international meeting of European national transport research platforms in 2008. Additionally, for more than a decade KTI has taken part in several, European, notably transport security and road research related projects such as AMADEUS, SARTRE3, ROSE25, SAFETY-NET (transport security data collection for the EU-CARE database) and DIRECT-MAT (sharing of national experiences on dismantling and recycling or safe disposal of road materials through the building of a European Web database and the drafting of Best Practice guides) as the most relevant examples to its duties in the present project.

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