WELCOME TO CENIT
The Center for Innovation in Transport (CENIT) is a research group of the International Center for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE). CENIT was created in 2001 as a public consortium between the Government of Catalonia (Departament de Territori i Sostenibilitat) and the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-Barcelona Tech (UPC) to centralize expertise in transportation innovation. CENIT became a member of CIMNE in 2017.
CENIT has been consolidated at a local and national level to promote research on transportation and logistics and a think tank on the mobility issues currently influencing our society.
Our mission at CENIT is to build the next generation of solutions in global transport
Since its creation in 2001 CENIT has strived to provide cutting edge research and technology solutions to both the public and private sectors while providing thought leadership through contributions to scientific and academic journals as well as global events.
Our work areas are include Urban Mobility, Port logistics and Maritime Transport, and Transport Infrastructure Management with an emphasis on transport economics, operations research, travel behavior, sustainability, transport policy, demand analysis, and ICT.
SCIENCE FOR TRANSPORT
We focus our activity on creating and promoting knowledge, supporting institutions and companies, conducting both national and international research projects or writing articles with the highest scientific strictness. Nevertheless, as domain experts, we want to step beyond and offer transverse solutions to boost corporate, institutional and professional development by means of technology transfer.
A new course on Demand Modeling Traditional transport demand models; 4 stage models, have evolved from trip-based to tour-based to activity-based models. Activity-based models assume that a person’s need to travel is based on what activities they are involved in. The...
According to the Institute for Mobility Research in Berlin (IFMO), 18- to 30-year-olds have no interest in owning a car, due to a greater regard for the environment as well as a shift in needs and priorities. Public transport, carsharing services and UBER are the...
Do you ever wonder how your smartwatch or smartphone can differentiate between walking and jogging while tracking your exercise routine? This aspect is known as Human Activity Recognition (HAR) and is based on the analysis of various sensors’ data including GPS,...