TRL (the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory) is a global centre for innovation in transport and mobility. We provide world-leading research, technology and software solutions for surface transport modes and related markets engaged in intelligent, new mobility innovations.
Independent from government, industry and academia, TRL helps organisations create global transport systems that are safe, clean, affordable, liveable and efficient.
Established in 1933 within the British Government as the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, TRL was subsequently privatised in 1996. Today, TRL has more than 1,000 clients across 145 countries, driving positive societal and economic benefit worldwide.
Core areas of expertise include: infrastructure asset management & asset technologies; intelligent transport systems & traffic operations; sustainability & healthy mobility; vehicle safety engineering & technology research; major incident investigations; human factors safety & behavioural science.
TRL is strategically investing, producing disruptive research and delivering innovation linked to:
- Connected & self-driving vehicles
- Ultra-low emission technologies
- Shared mobility services
- Intelligent asset information
- Big data, machine learning & artificial intelligence.
Headquartered in the UK, nearly 1/3rd of TRL’s business is with overseas organisations. Its international focus covers Europe, India, Africa & Middle East, plus wider Commonwealth countries, supported by strategic collaborations in North America and Asia Pacific.